state of the blog: the thirty plus awards 2017 plus nergi stir fry recipe;

The Thirty Plus Awards are back for 2017, so I wanted to talk a little bit about why I blog and what the Thirty Plus…

culture consumption: august 2017;

So this is usually the column in which I round up the great and the not-so-great things I have read, watched and listened to in…

freelance mondays: budgeting tips for savvier saving;

As much as I stand by my raves about flexible working, and my belief that anybody for whom it is an option should look into…

last year’s postbox: mystery retro goody boxes from the retro store;

When I read about vinyl being “collectable”, I always agree. I know this because I bought my first records before I had anything to play…

freelance mondays: redefining the ‘f’ word;

It’s been almost three months since I switched to a four-day working week after taking advantage of my right to request flexible working. Which means…

culture consumption: june 2017;

Both creatively and professionally, June was a pretty fantastic month for me. The amount I earned through my blog, freelance journalism and consultancy work hit…

freelance mondays: getting organised with the works;

A surprising number of those of us who live our lives online prefer to get organised on paper – at least if my blogroll is…