Brad is a 31 year old father of two who is originally from Johannesburg, South Africa.
The title of this blog post might sound a little silly as what follows is an answer to a question not usually, if ever come to think of it, is asked of me (no doubt because I'm pretty well known for my deep, unwavering love of blogging and vlogging) yet it's one I want to document, for me as much as for you.
If you follow me over on Facebook, you might have noticed I'm a little bit obsessed with 'going live'. OK, a lot!
The Cannes Film Festival always proves to be the most gloriously glamorous whirlwind of a break! My 5th time attending, every festival, honestly- and somewhat miraculously (as every year is sooo flipping good)- seems to beat the rest.
I write prolifically (a skill I honed as a busy screenwriter over the many years in the TV and film industry)- and as friends often tell me, I tend to appear to be EVERYWHERE online simultaneously (what can I say, I'm good at scheduling folks)...
Slasher careers are on the rise. You might well be a slasher yourself. I know I definitely am.
I missed a day vlogging recently (shock horror) but I shared a longer form video instead and I must say, I really am loving vlogging daily: it's fun, means I have wonderful memories to reflect on and it naturalises presenting on camera, making it easier than ever to speak into the lens.
Two weekends ago saw this family head to the Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break to celebrate the launch of Esso Synergy Fuels at the breathtaking 100-acre Raithwaite Estate, a place we'd never visited before, but instantly fell in love with.
What girl doesn't love a pamper, hey?! In today's vlog, I take you off to my local salon for an OPI gel manicure and some eyebrow threading and dying. No pain, no gain right?! Such a lovely pamper day with some much needed 'me time' helping me feel a little more polished and ready to face the world.
Digital Mums currently have an empowering #workthatworks campaign in full swing supporting women with social media marketing training and they asked me to share my own freelance tips with them. Last night, they brought a hugely inspiring TED Talk by Emma Barnett, Women's Editor of the Telegraph to my attention, on the importance of ambition, and the influences that negate or hinder ambition for women, mostly silent and deadly forces too that stop ambition and goals and new careers in their tracks.
We absolutely love films here, I'm a filmmaker and come from a family of cinephiles, and my kids not surprisingly love movies too, from live action to animation, across all genres and it really is such a joy reliving my youth through their film choices.
Woohoo it's the hottest blog party in town time people, so come on in! For those new to this blog post rave (OK I'll stop now), simply link up your brilliant blog posts, new, old and as many as you like and share the blog love.
Saturday saw me train-it to Birmingham, taking my Mum along for the ride (my biggest supporter, it was so sweet she wanted to hear me speak) as I shared my experience as a full time blogger at Tots100's Blog Camp in Birmingham.
Sorry for the Dad joke in the title, it was just too hard to resist a sheep-inspired pun! What a naughty little lamb I am (OK I'll stop now).
Be who you want to be. Sounds so simple and actually it can be.
How do you do it? Do you find you're asked that a lot too? As in how do you work and raise a young family? Are you a superwoman or something?!
It was an honour to be asked to speak on two panels about my professional blogging career this weekend at the Tots100 Blog Camp in Birmingham and share what I know. It was fabulous to meet so many of you and I'm so glad with the feedback that my sessions informed and inspired so many of you. For those who couldn't make the brilliant event (I hope you can book the next one), I wanted to share 10 of my top blogging tips from my sessions.
A month ago saw me being commissioned to join a group of ab-fab bloggers Ella of La Petite Anglaise, Rosie from Cider with Rosie, Catherine of Not Dressed as Lamb and Ambarina of Beauty Passionista) to undergo a bareMinerals make over and discuss the beauty label's new and exciting bareSkin Pure Brightening Serum Foundation for a film on their site.