Lifestyle and Family
I'm a North Somerset-based freelance writer and commissioned poet who has spent much of my adult life living in Australia, Hong Kong and the UAE.
My articles have been published online and in print and I come equipped with a BA in Communications and Sociology. In my previous life, I worked in various business roles across the adult education, tourism, private and non-profit sectors in the UK and Australia. Among many tasks, I gained experience in writing copy for newsletters and job descriptions, strategic writing to match criteria for grant and audit submissions and creating SEO friendly web copy for an Australian communications agency.
If you’re looking for someone friendly and professional to write ad hoc or regular blog, article or newsletter content at an affordable rate, then please feel free to drop me a line.
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I also run my own home-based business, ‘Poem Bespoke’ which as the name suggests, is a commissioned writing service for personalised wedding readings, birthday and anniversary gift poems and speech poems. If you would like a fully bespoke, contemporary poem penned for one of your VIPs, then I can help! Click the 'paperclip link' button below to check out my website (www.poembespoke.com) or send me an email to ask a question. :)
Lifestyle and Family
Hotels and package deals are always a great choice for travel, but if you're looking for independence and a way to live like a local in New York City, Amsterdam, Paris, or the middle of nowhere in Bali, then Airbnb should be your go-to option.
The other day, I overheard mum bustling about my kitchen, singing the lullaby which she sang throughout my childhood. In turn, it became a big part of my own boys' baby years. It was the same lullaby which I sang to my eldest son when I was first alone with him in hospital and which made me cry in that wonderful, scary, hormonal, loved-up kinda way.
No babysitter? No worries. You can still keep the love alive. Are you and your partner in need of a date night without the kids but have no luck locking in a babysitter? Or perhaps you are stuck in that newborn bubble and leaving a little one isn't as easy as simply calling someone in.
I remember waiting in line to see Santa with my eighteen-month-old son, Oliver at our local shopping centre in Newcastle. The mum in front had two little girls, close in age dressed in matching summer dresses. We started chatting and as I was five months pregnant with my second child, blindly asked, "So what's it like having two kids pretty close together?"
Britain's trusty café-scene has long-been about enjoying a refreshing cuppa over a catch-up with our loved ones. But as the wellness industry booms, it's no surprise that many cafés and schemes now dish-up holistic experiences alongside their cream teas. Here are five you should know about right now.
Words: Deb Caine Less distracting than the telly and more purposeful than cheesy tunes: plugging into a podcast can be a great way to learn about the spiritual laws, find daily inspiration or indeed enjoy a slice of inner peace.
Being diagnosed with a serious illness is a complete game-changer. But that's what happened to me two years ago. At 37, I was chasing after my boys and packing up our ex-pat lives in the UAE, feeling too young and busy to be diagnosed with primary, and incurable, secondary breast cancer.
Travel and Culture
At 8.30pm local time, Saturday 26th of March, countries across the world will turn off their lights in recognition of Earth Hour. This grassroots movement, organised by the World Wildlife Fund (WWF), started on Saturday 31st of March 2007 when over 2.2 million Australian Sydney-siders and 2,000 businesses switched off their lights in unison to demonstrate climate change concern to government.
Despite the known benefits, 75 percent of British adults can't hold a conversation outside of English. But in today's ever-growing global economy, learning another language may also significantly benefit you in business. Here's how... Why does the UK need other Languages for Business?
Favourite spots in Australia: The Hunter Valley because it is home; Sydney for its sunny energy, harbour, beaches and quirky older suburbs; Tasmania for its countryside, cooler climate and history and the Blue Mountains for the vistas and old world charm.