Advice for Freelancers · General Updates

UK Jelly Work From Home Group Falmouth and Penryn (Every Thursday)!

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? The digital economy and remote working have led to an unprecedented number of… Continue reading UK Jelly Work From Home Group Falmouth and Penryn (Every Thursday)!

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General Updates

Photographing My Way Through January

I've set myself three goals for this year (I don't really want to call them "resolutions"). The first I've already discussed, which is to continue to pursue options to get my novel Salmonweird published The second is to get better at promoting my business and products on social media. I've taken steps towards this already… Continue reading Photographing My Way Through January

Photography

See More of My Photographs at Twenty20

This is the week I start a photography course to improve the handling of my camera and get to grips with all its complex settings. I already have a portfolio at Alamy with around 125 images to date. As I look to build photography into my business through 2019, I'm exploring other avenues of promotion.… Continue reading See More of My Photographs at Twenty20

Advice for Freelancers

Winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and the Writer

It's beginning to look a lot like January - cold, dark and wet. The Christmas decorations are down for most, although we keep ours up until 12th night (5th), I just don't have the heart to put the lights on after New Year's Day night. Summer is long enough ago to be a memory and… Continue reading Winter, Seasonal Affective Disorder, and the Writer

General Updates

None of Us Are Getting Any Younger, So Enjoy It

Perhaps a more poignant reflection for the end of 2018. It has been a difficult year in many ways, but by no means the worst I've ever experienced. I would say "bittersweet" with the start of 2019 looking like beginning with a bright future right now. January started as any other did - I had… Continue reading None of Us Are Getting Any Younger, So Enjoy It

Science Fiction & Fantasy

My Thoughts on Jodie Whittaker’s First Season as The Doctor

Her first year is over already, except for the season special which will broadcast on New Year's Day rather than Christmas Day. I've never been able to figure out whether the seasonal special is supposed to be a swansong for the last series (especially as the last three regenerations have taken place then) or an… Continue reading My Thoughts on Jodie Whittaker’s First Season as The Doctor

Books and Bookworms · General Updates

Have You Read The Christmas Goblin Yet?

Last month, I released my new ebook - a short(ish) Christmas children's story. During a regular bout of spring insomnia earlier this year, a flea I had in my ear for many years about two children in their room on Christmas Eve, on a planet far away. Back then, it was going to be a… Continue reading Have You Read The Christmas Goblin Yet?

Photography

Five Things I Love About Living in Cornwall

It's been two and a half years since I moved to The People's Republic Duchy of Cornwall. For 'Muricans and other non-Brits, Cornwall is that bit in the southwest that looks a bit like an elephant's trunk (see the map below). Before I met my other half, my forays into the county were fleeting. I… Continue reading Five Things I Love About Living in Cornwall

Advice for Writers

Blog Posts to Delete for Improved SEO

Regular readers will know that this blog regularly undergoes an overhaul. It's vital for my business that I move with the times. The type of content has also changed. During the summer I made arguably the biggest change to the website since changing its name in 2012 and giving it a more professional sheen. During… Continue reading Blog Posts to Delete for Improved SEO

General Updates · Photography · Useful Websites

How You Can Support Independent Sellers This Christmas

Over the last few years, there has been a movement in retail trends imploring consumers to have an #IndieChristmas - buying Christmas presents from places other than big business and to prioritise independent sellers. For many of us, the go-to place is Amazon. I'm not going to call for you to boycott them for any… Continue reading How You Can Support Independent Sellers This Christmas