My ramblings 🙂
The Small Biz Book
The Small Biz Book started off as a mini-course, but I wanted to cut costs and deliver a usable tool to help small businesses everywhere, so I turned it into a downloadable book. And to be honest, as a professional writer, I felt more comfortable doing it this way! The book takes you step by step through the process of writing a book. Why would you want to write a book?
Yes! The Crowdfunder campaign’s published. Not sure what to do now, But I guess I need to tell as many people as possible about it. The idea has so many good points to it that I really want to get it off the ground. The money isn’t as important as the exposure, ..
Pocket Bags: Name Change!
Well, they’ve taken on a few names over the past few months and many different design ideas but after much polishing of the pattern and playing with catchy names, I think I’ve got there – finally!
No, not a typo and I’m not going to write about tea bags, although I could probably write a book on tea and it’s variations! But no, today I want to share a brand new and exciting project that – hopefully – will launch in a few days. It’s a Crowdfunder campaign to jump-start a product and support small and local businesses. B-Bags
Positive Number Play
With all the Covid, vaccines and political and scientific statistics bombarding every news item, numbers have been playing a pretty negative role in our lives at the moment.
But for those of you who like playing with numbers check this out…
Christmas: A Political Issue?
It certainly feels like it with the lockdown, health and economic headlines scaring us all senseless this year.
But maybe it always was a political issue… Christmas: A Political Issue?
For a long time, I’ve put off attempting a crowdfunding campaign – mostly because I’m camera shy and couldn’t face the whole talking to camera thing.. I know! .. must be a touch of vanity creeping in there – not particularly proud of that, but working on it 🙂 Crowdfunding
Drowning in Etsy
Before I start moaning, Etsy is a great platform, probably the first of its kind – please don’t quote me on that- I have no idea if they were the first or not.
My take on it all though is that they’re kind of TOO big now and many of us small crafters are drowning in the sheer volume of products available. Drowning in Etsy
You know those days when a certain number seems significant and you decide to run with it. Not lottery numbers, they’re a bit too random for my peace of mind. I’m just talking simple everyday numbers which we tend to take as a sign of something auspicious about to happen… Number 3
Wow it’s been a roller coaster year so far and many of us are struggling to keep up with goals, plans and general wants and wishes.
Well, writing and blogging has taken a bit of a back seat lately. My fingers have been otherwise engaged in creating all sorts of gift ideas for my new Etsy shop. It’s been raining a lot as well.
Getting Ahead of Myself
…but in a good way this time! I had hoped to get all the pattens done by the end of August, but a few – more than a few- rainy days in Cornwall had me chained to my laptop and I got them all finished. Yay!
My 25 Year Old Baby
Over 25 years ago, I gave birth to a new project that has been growing and improving over the years. When we lived off the land money was tight and I created a gift for my youngest daughter that became so popular it exploded quietly into an ongoing hobby business.
Since my living off the land days I’ve had many years living without a garden. Last year I moved into a lovely house in Cornwall with a smallish but beautiful garden.
Who Would You Be?
Someone once asked me who I would like to be if I could be someone famous. While I wouldn’t say no to being rich, I’ve never really aspired to being famous. It just seems to be too much trouble – having the media constantly watching you and not able to pop down to the shop without a bodyguard has an air of the ridiculous about it –
I could theorize until the cows come home (?!) but sometimes there is just no logical explanation why we connect certain things with other certain things. When you hear a particular song, you may be transported back in time to an old flame or …
I am so blessed. As I’ve got older, birthdays have tended to be a bit quieter but this last weekend blew that right out of the window! It began on Friday when my youngest daughter and boyfriend surprised me when they flew over from the south of France and landed in my kitchen 🙂
What with Brexit and various political leaders (?) coming and going, us Brits have had a huge dose of political stuff over the past couple of years or so. Some of it has a ring of truth, some of it is obvious propaganda and even more is pure mud-slinging. All this gets a bit tedious.
New Writing Platform
Been busy building a new website. It started with an interest in a very well-known company and suddenly I found myself building a whole site! It’s still a freebie but time enough to upgrade.
Writing of Course!
I’ve been writing professionally for years; Published and self published several books. Now I’m looking to help others write their books and get them published. I can’t guarantee an agent or publishing contract – Getting my own ideas looked at often involves a marathon of research and email rejections.
Yay it’s Monday
Sometimes life just stands on it’s head! Had no internet over the weekend and crappy phone signal so most of the weekend plans went out of the window.
Rain Forest UK
With the over-powering heat this year, the tropical paradise might not be the place you want to spend time in just now, but don’t let that put you off. The Eden Project has all sorts of wonderful stuff going on….
Okay, so I’ve abandoned my office space for a few days – mostly because there’s a pile of bills in there that I’m avoiding – and decamped to an armchair.
How I turned into a tea snob: Afternoon tea has been a traditional English affair for centuries but over the years has been dropped in favour of a quick snack at lunchtime and a larger evening meal.
Lazy Cook Got Tasty
I am a lazy cook. My excuse is that after cooking for a family of six for years, I’m slightly allergic to kitchens… but really? Actually I used to love to bake, which is probably why I’ve been binge watching the Great British Bake Off on Netflix… ho hum….