The question of where inspiration comes from has been asked of me, and by me many times since I decided I wanted to be a journalist at seven. Writers I admire were recently asked the same question at the Festival of Golden Words in Beaconsfield and their answers confirmed what I’ve always thought - inspiration is everywhere! Bay of Fires author Poppy … [Read more...] about What Inspires You to Write?
As a visual person, nothing has been more powerful in helping me achieve than to have my goals in front of my eyes. Last month I outlined my intentions for the year ahead and told you I would be spending a day with three special friends brainstorming and creating our vision boards for the year ahead. In preparation for this day we all completed Leonie Dawson’s … [Read more...] about My Vision for 2014
After spending so much time in the past few months thinking about how I would make every second of 2014 count, I realised the one big thing I’d been procrastinating over was painting my office. It was time the Strawberry Patch had a makeover. Initially I thought of repainting the insipid yellow walls a warm white to make it feel more comfortable in winter (being … [Read more...] about Strawberry Patch Makeover
Your inbox has been crammed with emails about ordering presents in time for Christmas over the past few weeks. And your letterbox has probably been filled up multiple times with brochures too. It’s Christmas and everyone is trying to get their product or service in front of you to ensure the gift you buy is from them. If you’re extra organised (unlike me) you’ve … [Read more...] about All you want for Christmas is… something that makes you get out of bed in the morning.