five things I learned in 2014…

Posted on Jan 2, 2015 in thoughts and ponderings | 2 Comments
five things I learned in 2014…

Happy New Year to you all!! After reading a very inspirational blog post by Lisa Congdon about the things she learned in 2014 I thought this would be great concept to use to reflect on my own 2014. Usually at the end of each year and beginning of the next I look through my notebook […]

post christmas ponderings…..

Posted on Dec 29, 2014 in thoughts and ponderings | One Comment
post christmas ponderings…..

So Christmas is over again for another but I’m enjoying a week off work and loving the fact that I can actually book a week off work between Christmas and New Year and not have anything to worry about. Christmas this year was lovely and peaceful, we had my parents to stay so it was […]

The winter effect?

Posted on Dec 8, 2014 in news, thoughts and ponderings | One Comment
The winter effect?

So it’s now December and I feel as if we are the depths of winter, temperatures have dropped and I’m finding myself very reluctant to leave the warmth of my house to venture outside to walk the dog. I don’t know where the time has gone yet again, I find nearly another month has passed […]

autumn is here

Posted on Oct 6, 2014 in thoughts and ponderings | No Comments
autumn is here

or so it seems. The warmth of the sun last week seems to have cooled off somewhat and we have had a truly traditional autumnal day today with wind, rain, falling leaves and temperatures to match. Talking of falling, I’ve fallen off the blogging wagon too, due to the excitement of a birthday-wedding-anniversary-family-get-together weekend. With […]

be more productive part 2

Posted on Oct 1, 2014 in business tips, thoughts and ponderings | 2 Comments
be more productive part 2

Soooo, this is the 2nd of my posts about how to be more productive. This time I’m going to talk about reducing distractions and it sounds very easy to do, but it does take a bit of self-discipline! The beginning of the day for me goes a bit like this… I get up, eat breakfast, walk the dog or […]

what’s the plan?

what’s the plan?

It’s always good to have a plan. People who know me well will know that I like to have plan, I like to know what I’m doing and how I’m going to do it, and I think it just makes me feel a little but more in control of things when I have a plan. […]

maintaining the right mindset…

maintaining the right mindset…

I’ve just read a blog post by Jo Gifford, Dexterous Diva, about the challenges of maintaining the mindset a successful entrepreneur or creative business owner and this really made me think about my own journey over the past three years and how I’ve struggled at times with my mindset. Some of Jo’ top tips and […]

the power of social media

Posted on Sep 27, 2014 in blogging, thoughts and ponderings | No Comments
the power of social media

There have been a few times recently when I have been astounded at the sheer power of social media and how integral and useful it now is in our lives. As well as being great for creative businesses from a marketing point of view I have also found it really useful whenever I’ve needed help […]

What’s inspiring me this week?

What’s inspiring me this week?

This week I have been immersing myself in creative podcasts. I listen to them as I’m driving to and from work and I find them really inspiring. I really like ones that cover interviews with other creative entrepreneurs, artists, designers and makers and also ones which cover certain aspects of running your own business. When […]

leap and the net will appear…

Posted on Sep 24, 2014 in thoughts and ponderings | 3 Comments
leap and the net will appear…

As you may know I’ve recently made a very big decision regarding my working life, waving goodbye to a 13 year long job that was making me unhappy and stressed. I’d been struggling with it for the past year, slowly feeling as though I was less and less able to cope with what it threw […]