Category Archives: Blogging

Digital: A Big Boost for Small Biz

Technology has given people more information and choice than ever before when it comes to purchasing products or services and that means customers are now firmly in a position of power in the consumer relationship. This means retailers, brands and service providers are havingt to work harder than ever to meet – and wherever possible… Read More »

Searching Out Stock Photos

Does the cost of stock photography sometimes leave you reeling? Join the club! I’ve been shopping for and using stock photos for over 25 years and there are still times the price tag can leave me speechless. Not surprising then that so many of us end up Googling phrases like “free stock photos” or “hi-res… Read More »

Dealing with Unwanted Gifts

We all know it’s the thought that counts but let’s face facts. It doesn’t always make sense to keep everyone’s ‘thoughtfulness.’ It may duplicate something you have, be utterly opposed to your taste or lifestyle. Or it may – the truth hurts – be utter crap. So, what do you do after you smile sweetly… Read More »

Dons a Critic Hat

Have I mentioned that I am now food and restaurant critic for Banburyshire Info? It’s a site for those who live, work and enjoy all that Banbury and its surrounding area have to offer.  My first review was for The Inn at Farnborough and my latest one – about Knife & Fork in Bicester has… Read More »

Blogging Heats Up Over July

There were so many things I should have been doing in July – wen won’t even discuss how much more attention the garden needs or the every growing list of small jobs that need doing around the house. But July is – and always has been – an especially foodie month for me so it’s… Read More »

June: Bustin’ Out All Over

June was all about the attempt to a) stay cool and b) keep the mint from taking over the whole of the back garden. The mint question was addressed early. My Own Mock-jito: As the month started, I was in that “create my own drink” mode again. Last time the result was a cranky apple/pom… Read More »