12 May

Poison Penmanship

  Why I chose this book The cover of this book grabbed me immediately. There’s something about the typewritten manuscript, scratched and scrawled over in pencil, that does it for me. I’d wallpaper my downstairs...
08 Apr

Filthy English

  Anyone else love a good swear? I grew up in a home where my mother could accidentally smash a whole lasagne onto the kitchen floor, and the worst she’d emit would be a strangled...
25 Mar

My garden, my life podcast

  GARDENING FOR PERSONAL GROWTH This week sees the launch of a brand new podcast from garden designer and psychotherapist Sarah Layton. With the world in lockdown because of COVID 19, I don’t think it...
31 Jan

The secret power of great brand copy

    Here’s what I know. Great brand copy is not a commodity. It’s a conductor. It gives life to the instruments of your brand and gets them playing together in harmony. Once you compose...
29 Dec

My year in books

  I have a memory like a goldfish, so when I finish a book I always write about it in my reading journal. I try to capture the feelings it has provoked, note down big...
11 Dec

First you write a sentence

  I’m only one and a half chapters into First You Write a Sentence by Joe Moran but I’m so excited to have discovered a whole new level of word-geekery that I’m crashing in early...
14 Nov

Getting personal

  Time to get a bit personal.  If you meet me, please don’t ask me when my baby is due. I have polycystic kidney disease and polycystic liver disease. They both work fine at the...
07 Aug

Furbulous pet puns

These posters were the best thing about my tube journey yesterday. Created by ad agency NOW for flea treatment revolutionaries Itch, these guys clearly love a pun as much as I do and have pinned...
17 Jul

50 Phenomenal Photographers

  I’ve finally got round to downloading 50 Phenomenal Photographers by The Brand Stylist, Fiona Humberstone, and I’m very pleased I did. Wowee, the standard of talent Fiona has included is breathtakingly high. This is...