Are you self-employed, work from home or other remote worker based in west Cornwall (specifically Falmouth and Penryn area)? Are you fed up with working alone with only your four walls for company? Why not come along to Cornwall's newest Jelly event? What is a Jelly? The digital economy and remote working have led to… Continue reading Attention: Work From Home People in Cornwall!
Here is a fun game... Based on your date of birth, what's your Star Wars name? While you're at it, tell me what school you attended? Where were you born? Where did you get married? Where was your honeymoon? What are the birth years of your mother, you, and your first child? What does this… Continue reading How to Avoid Being a Willing Hack Victim
It's considered the first ever proper modern science fiction novel. 200 years after it was first published, it still manages to wow audiences. It's been reinvented more times than Madonna but a resurgence a few years ago means we are once again craving the timeless tale. It all began when Danny Boyle adapted it for… Continue reading Frankenstein is 200 Years Old: What is it About?
The spring usually gives me pause for thought about what to do for the rest of the year and this blog is no different. A few posts back, I announced I was looking at offering professional photography as a possible business side venture. Since that blog post, I've thought a great deal about my brand.… Continue reading How Do You Like the New Blog Design? (May 2018)
On a recent post, I offered five bits of a advice from a five-year veteran to a new freelancer. Taking that step is a a bold and daunting one. It wasn't that long ago for me and most of what happened between January 2013 (when I made the decision) and April (when I left my… Continue reading How to Adapt to a Freelance Lifestyle
Here is my new snazzy camera. I've not really ventured to use it yet although I did go out about a week ago to take some sunset shots. They didn't come out so well, mostly because I'm finding the more complex issues of camera use slightly confusing. I never believed for one moment it would… Continue reading Aperture, ISO, Complex Pile of Tech… Light Settings, AF-P, Oh My God, By Eck!
I realised just the other day that April 2018 is the five year anniversary of going freelance. I've never looked back and at times I did worry about whether I was doing the right thing. But that month was a lot of change for me - personal and workwise, but it stands as a landmark… Continue reading Five Pieces of Advice from a Five-Year Veteran to a New Freelancer
I have always had a keen eye for landscape and building photography but I've never considered myself a particularly good photographer. Sometimes I just seen an image and think "ooh that's nice" pick up my camera (or in this case my smartphone) and snap away without any thought beyond creating a good header image. I'm… Continue reading Taking Up Photography – Maybe as a Side Business?
I'd been in the market for a new phone for a few months ever since I finished paying off my Note4 in December. I was happy with it but it was showing it's age. It was getting slow, the battery life wasn't what it used to be and the work related apps were making it… Continue reading A Fantastic Deal on a Galaxy Note8
While freelancing for a living is empowering and gives you control over your work-life balance, the work you do, the clients you work with and the level of work you take on, it's important to maintain professional standards. When you do, clients will want to work with you and will keep coming back for more.… Continue reading My Seven Pillars of Freelancing
Words: without them we wouldn't have books. Tracing the family tree and evolution of language has proven as complex as the evolution of biological life. But all European languages now have a missing link - one common ancestor language that created English, Spanish, Greek, Finnish, Armenian, Catalan, Cornish, Welsh and every other now spoken in… Continue reading Book Review: Lingo (A Language Spotter’s Guide to Europe) by Gaston Dorren