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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?

The Small Biz Book

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…

Positive Number Play

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?

Crowdfunding

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

Number 3

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

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Roller Coaster

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. 

Roller Coaster

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Crochet Crazy

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.

Crochet Crazy

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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!

Getting Ahead of Myself

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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.

My 25 Year Old Baby

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Feeling Grateful

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.

Feeling Grateful

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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.

Yay it’s Monday

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Tea Snob
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.

Tea Snob

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