When do you feel your most creative?
Last Thursday was a delicious whirlwind of a day in London-and a 7 hour round trip too, (one of the reasons we're officially moving back down South to the outskirts of London, from Yorkshire later this year) but one that was worthwhile, nonetheless as it was spent having delicious fun with amazeballs people.
A guest post By Lucy Griffiths: I’m going to let you into a secret, there is another way of working that works for mums, and I hope this will inspire you.
Impressionist and comedienne, Francine Lewis rose to fame and captured the nation's hearts when she appeared on on Britain’s Got Talent in 2013 impersonating Cheryl, Stacey Solomon and Katie Price amongst others. She went on to win the public vote in the semi finals, making it through to the final.
Last week was all rather exciting as I signed with my dream literary agent, the brilliant Robyn Drury at Diane Banks Associates and began writing my first book. Whoop, whoop *booty shake!
Yay it's my favourite time of the week, a chance to share my site with all you gifted writers!
I reckon I might just be a bit of a Peter Pan ( why there isn't a female equivalent to the youth-chasing PP I don't know, but that surely requires a whole other post)- essentially my point is, I refuse to GROW UP or more so, I don't feel that different from the 21 year old girl I was erm, (Googles a calculator)-14 years ago (case in point)- despite two kids and 2 c-sections (ouch) and cement thick concealer to hide my my eye bags.
Kate Thompson is an author, journalist and ghostwriter. Her debut novel, Secrets of the Singer Girls, became a Sunday Times bestseller and is followed by the recently released, Secrets of the Sewing Bee. Kate lives in Twickenham with her husband Ben, their two sons, Ronnie (8) and Stanley (4) and an elderly Jack Russell called Twinkle.
It's Who's the Daddy time and here gifted blogger Julian from Northern Dad shares a poignant post which perfectly aligns humour with emotion. Just beautiful.
I've pondered a while whether I should write this post, air my views and explore a subject that frankly, needs more airing and exploring. A grey area I've shied away from writing. For fear of being judged, of being considered 'too white' to have experienced racism, for fear of not being taken seriously.
There's nothing I love more than looking at old photos from my childhood (bar the 10 year old school pictures that is- my eyebrows aka Carpet World samples were let's say, ahead of their time when it came to brow trends, and most of those scary shots have found their way into the bin-eek!
Welcome again you wonderful lot to #brilliantblogposts! As you all know, there ain't no party like a link up partaay and I can't wait to check out all the fabulous posts that you'll be adding.
Welcome back brilliant bloggers, thanks again to all you talented scribes who make this party the hottest soiree in blog town (probably) . New people, hey there (where've you been?!) ;) come inside! Simp...
Recently, I've noticed a fair few people remark on how confident I am, or at least appear to be (it was mentioned several times at Blog Camp where I spoke recently, with many asking me how they could become more confident when it comes to going on camera or making their blog their business and I receive a lot of emails on the subject too.
Life can sometimes feel like a non-stop rollercoaster can't it, juggling family life, work as I/we try to be everything to everyone. The last few months have seen me take time out more, to relax daily and prioritise on what really makes my family and I happy. I always say, happy parents, happy children.
I've worked with a Publicist for a while to help me with the load as my blogging business is rapidly expanding but I've always believed and practised promoting my own work whether that was filmmaking, my journalistic work to right now, as a full time professional blogger.
Ava Brown is an author and mother of two children, 16 year old Chardonae Elizabeth and 3 year old Mikhel Kai. As well as her focus on the writing, she also works tirelessly as a speaker, coach and trainer. The Jamaican born author's book 'Bamboo & Fern', recounts her story of growing up in one of the poorest areas of Jamaica, going from a 'country girl to a corporate queen' from selling mangoes to an MBA and finding global success.