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What I’ve Learned From my First Year as a Freelance Copywriter

A year ago, I took the huge (and very scary) step of leaving my secure, sensible, and generally fun job as Senior Copywriter at Avon, to become a freelance copywriter. I had practical worries: Will anyone want to hire me? Will I make enough money? Will I be lonely working by myself? Am I crazy to give up a good job in a recession? What if being self-employed is more stressful than my job? What if I get too distracted by other tasks to work from home? But I also had two very good reasons for  ...

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Ava, My Favourite Family

Ava’s not very keen on Halloween

I think this is probably be the best photo I have ever taken. It was two years ago at Ava’s nursery Halloween disco. It pretty much sums up how I feel about Halloween. Not a popular way of thinking, I’ll admit. I don’t like all the ghosts and spiders and witch decorations that  ...

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ThrowbackThursday: Car washing in the 80s

I found this cute photo of me and my sister ‘helping’ my dad to wash the car , back in the 80s, for my Throwback Thursday picture. I think all wellies were red in those days, at least all the ones we ever had were. I love our matching sou’westers and puddle suits. Though  ...

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ThrowbackThursday: me in 2001

I’ve been looking through a few old wallets of photos (from the days when you actually had to print them to see how they turned out. I feel old.) and came across this. It was taken when I lived in North Carolina for a year as part of my university course. I had  such a brilliant time, and  ...

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