As you may know, my husband Stonelaughter has a flute workshop at the back of our garden. The flutes he makes are wooden, so it’s full of wood, wood shavings, sawdust, wood working tools …. you get the picture. There are often offcuts of wood sitting about waiting[…]

The Barefoot Books conference kicked off at 7.45am on Friday morning, when the leaders gathered at the Oxford Studio to drink boatloads of caffeine and have their headshots taken by photographer extraordinaire Amy, who was documenting the whole conference. After breakfast of pastries and fresh fruit, we went[…]

Are you creative?  Would you like to work for yourself, or add another string to your bow if you’re already self-employed? Precious Memories are looking for creative parents who would like to open a studio in their area.  We have enquiries coming in from all over the UK[…]

filled my afternoon. Unfortunately, I have not been doing the tango with Brad Pitt. Instead, I was attending the Precious Memories company meeting, and I’ve had a fab, and caffeine-fuelled day.

some pretty inspirational people, as it happens. Hearing other women’s stories, and what spurred them into action, what they have achieved, the journey they have taken is quite a special thing. I know there’s a lot of debate around the term “mumpreneur” and I have to be honest[…]

I’m sitting at the MumpreneurUK Conference, listening to the stand-in keynote speaker, Miriam Staley. You may, or may not, remember her from the first series of the Apprentice. I’m not sure what she does these days. Today however, she’s asked a roomful of business women to stand up[…]