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After three decades digital content comes full circle

January 6, 2015

In my career as a journalist and content specialist I have seen the world digital content take some interesting twists and turns and ultimately come full circle. In the exuberant dot-com bubble of the early nineties, the old Internet service … Continue reading

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A very short story

July 18, 2013

I’ve just finished an intense ten-week creative written course with Oxford University Department of Continuing Education. The idea was to flex my creative writing muscles, shake off some of the ingrained writing habits of years of formulaic journalism and basically … Continue reading

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Harking back to my Halcyon days

March 26, 2013

There’s no denying it – during my student days living in Oxford, I tried to be a hippy chick. I rode a rickety old bicycle (with no brakes) up and down the Cowley Road – affectionately nicknamed Cowley-fornia, wore an … Continue reading

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A year in retail rehab

March 4, 2013

March marks an important personal milestone for me – it’s two months since I gave up clothes shopping for a year. No rummages in TK Maxx, sprees at Braintree Freeport and binges at Bluewater. It’s divorce with Designers at Debenhams … Continue reading

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From OJ to OP

February 22, 2013

At the moment politicians are flicking through the libel bill in Parliament and media controls are under the spotlight in a post Leveson frenzy. It could be a depressing time for journalists who are concerned about freedom of speech and … Continue reading

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Tune into the joys of Essex

January 28, 2013

A couple of years ago I was mingling at a wedding reception up in Yorkshire and I got chatting to a retired high court judge over a glass of bubbles. We made the usual small talk about inconsequential stuff and … Continue reading

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All in the public interest

January 18, 2013

I was listening out on BBC Essex for the snow forecast in the car this morning and stayed tuned in when I heard an interesting interview about Lance Armstrong’s recent confessions. The Sunday Times sports correspondent on the phone line, … Continue reading

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Donating a few pounds of flesh

October 23, 2012

Just over a month ago when the world’s press were keeping themselves titillated by topless pictures of royals, I volunteered to do some bare modelling of my own for charity. It was a bright Saturday afternoon at my mare Eve’s … Continue reading

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Return of the blog

September 5, 2012

Somebody contacted me today via dawngay.com asking for freelance equestrian writer services and it dawned on me, literally, that in a three week’s time I’ll be in the full throttle of my freelance world again. It’s been an exciting nine … Continue reading

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A runner’s world

November 8, 2011

On Sunday, Nick ran his first big 10k race after months of achilles injuries and I was honoured to step behind the scenes into a ‘runner’s world’ for a change. I have dragged my long suffering husband out of bed … Continue reading

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