The Winchester Orangery has recently opened and it’s as gorgeous as its Instagram indicated. Not only is it filled to the rafters with stunning material flowers but the black and white tiles, chic counters and glass topped tables will make you feel more like you’re on the King’s Road instead of the pretty lanes that frame Winchester Cathedral.
We started Good Friday right with a hearty breakfast, plenty of coffee and orange juice to set us up for a glorious four days free from work, commitments and poor weather!
Take a look around the newbie to Winchester’s foodie scene in a few of my snaps, I say a few…there’s ruddy loads. I couldn’t help myself it was so pretty and the staff were more than obliging – yes, I think I was indulged!
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[AD] Now you can get your ears pierced and purchase your sparkle all in one place! Accessorize* is now offering ear piercing services at selected stores.
And, guess who got a new piercing…
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PR professionals start your engines and let the best networker win!
As RuPauls Drag Race is coming to the UK via BBC Three this year I thought it was time to highlight the top 10 PR lessons from this top US show.
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It’s safe to say I’m completely obsessed with bao buns. After having them at Wagamamas my obsession grew during my travels to Australia last year. I tried to eat as many as possible in China Town in Melbourne, in Sydney and Perth!
I haven’t found many places in the UK that do them yet, especially not in the south! Although I’m sure there’s loads of places that do them in London before you start @-ing me.
Anyway, you’ll imagine my surprise when Henry and I were walking through Southsea looking for somewhere to eat and stumbled on Two Doors Down. Continue reading “Bao buns at Two Doors Down in Southsea”
This is what the end of a workout looks like for me. Red, sweaty, certainly not what you’d see on Instagram, but very happy. This picture is the very start of my fitness journey.
If you’re looking for super glossy fitness inspiration then this series of posts may not be for you. But, if you want a very real fitness journey that’s (hopefully) motivating, then stick with me because it starts here.
I’m going to be sharing my journey, including my work outs as I move from not fit to fitter!
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[AD] Recently I was invited for an evening of mindfulness and conversation to mark Wagamama’s partnership with mental health charity Mind at Gunwharf Quays in Portsmouth.
This was a gifted dinner but, all opinions are my own otherwise what’s the point?! You can’t buy my opinion and I firmly believe talking about mental health and that breaking the stigma surrounding it is very important!
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How do you wish your loved one a Happy Valentine’s Day? With a Love Sausage of course!
Turns out that a cheeky Valentine’s Day innuendo from the one of the nation’s favourite retailers is what cut through all the noise last week in the PR world.
Take a look at Marks and Spencer’s Love Sausage!
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Henry and I celebrated five years together with a rather sumptuous meal at The Florist.
Take a look at this Bristol foodie hotspot and its beautiful Instagram worthy interior! Continue reading “Anniversary dinner at The Florist in Bristol”
How do you by-pass the minefield that is data law, privacy and protection while still achieving your objectives of training an algorithm for facial recognition technology?
Simple creative PR solutions can be used to solve or navigate tricky communications issues. One of the first examples of this in 2019 is a big one, not only does it creatively solve a problem but it’s also a meme that people, companies and brands can capitalise on.
Continue reading “CREATIVE CAMPAIGNS #31 – #10yearchallenge”
On Instagram who’s got…
✔️ The most likes ever – 43.3 million likes and growing!
✔️ 6.5 million follower and growing!
✔️ One blue tick
✔️ Complete anonymity
An egg. 🥚
Yes you heard right, a picture of a plain egg has beat ‘queen’ Kylie Jenner to the ‘most liked photo’ spot on Instagram.
And, it’s really made the Kardashian’s blood boil that she’s no longer top of the pecking order!
Eggs-pect all the egg jokes FYI!
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