The ‘Where Has Summer Gone?’ Update

Summer is always pretty busy around here but this summer has been especially so. Local event season started a few weeks later than usual but went from 0 to 60 in no time flat. We mentioned the first batch of events in the June update and then we got so busy in July, we didn’t… Read More »

Searching Out Stock Photos, the Sequel

Stock photos are very much on our minds here at Modern Parlance lately. To be honest, stock photos are almost always on my mind but then I need them for so many different things. But ModParlPhotos has been in stock photo mode lately too. I put that down to being busier with the camera than… Read More »

June 2017: Bustin’ Out All Over

Is it just me or did June just happen in a flash? We were so busy this month that we didn’t really slow down at any point – except briefly during the heatwave. And that’s saying something because I find it difficult to ‘get up and go’ when the weather is hot and humid. Luckily,… Read More »

Spring Has Sprung – May 2017

Well, the temps are going up and April showers have brought May flowers. Not to mention a lot of blogging and social media activity. I have a few new pieces coming soon – that I would love to tell you about now but which I must remain mum on until the pub date. Promise as… Read More »

March 2017: In Like a Lion

Modern Parlance Photos continues to get busier and busier – especially when it comes to local events around Banbury. In fact, this month we had our first two events in one night – the Mayor’s Civic Dinner and the opening of the new Church Lane Gallery in Banbury Old Town, one of the latest artistic… Read More »

The Shortest Month, Busy Again

Better busy than bored, I always say – no really, I say this all the time. Ask anyone. And somehow, February, short though it is always manages to be super busy. But that doesn’t mean I don’t have time for a quick update from the Modern Parlance media landscape and that’s what I have on… Read More »

My Latest Reading

Early December through early January is traditionally a slow month for me – clients are winding things up, people go on holidays, the accounting departments suddenly have a lot to do. So I find myself using that time to catch up on articles I’ve bookmarked or white papers I’ve saved ‘to be read’ later.  Here’s… Read More »

Busy as a Summer Bee

Time for a “Summer is Almost Over” update about what has been happening across the Modern Parlance Landscape: FOOD FAIR: On Fabulous Foodie, you’ll find What I Learned at Banbury Food Fair 2016 (Aug 22). The Banbury Town Fair has once again come and gone. As always, there were samples galore to try. We’ve learned… Read More »

Full Steam Ahead Into Summer!

Summer has started with an absolute bustle of activity across the the Modern Parlance landscape. The Banburian, a blog about Banbury and the surrounding areas, launched in May and has already gotten some amazing feedback. The latest posts include a visitor report and a picture gallery from the 2016 Banbury & District Show, a push… Read More »

Shakespeare & Anchovies? Of Course!

I love a bit of the Bard. And spending as much time as I do on the subject of food, it isnt really surprising that I found a culinary approach to Shakespeare as I tend to do for nearly everything else. I first touched on this ages an ages ago on Fabulous Foodie in a… Read More »