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I wrote about mindfulness apps for the Mirror

June 14, 2015
Mindfulness apps

Didn’t the picture desk do a nice collage for me?

Read the full piece over at the Mirror

Like Kate Moss on EasyJet after a week-long detox, we’ve all had things get a bit much for us at times.

We’ve got so much to worry about these days, and thanks to our mobiles, we spend far too much time frowning down into our hands, poised to pick up every new notification.

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The sad lives of loveless puppets

May 23, 2015

Bert and Ernie #gaycake The cake that started it all

If you haven’t heard about the Northern Irish #gaycake row, here’s a useful run-down of it. Such timing, emerging in the same week as Ireland’s history-making referendum on marriage equality.

The oddest turn that this continuing story has taken? Well, that would be Sesame Street releasing an official statement about Bert and Ernie’s relationship. Amazing.

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I wrote about Gmail for the Mirror

May 23, 2015

Woop! Here it is:

Gmail tips: 11 brilliant inbox tricks to make your life easier

Gmail’s been around for over 10 years, but are you making the most of it?

Gmail user

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Arlesey Remembers You: one year on from crowdfunding

March 23, 2015
Arlesey Remembers You crowdfunding video still

Arlesey Remembers You crowdfunding video still

A lovely article on how Crowdfunder helped the Arlesey Remembers You campaign, one of my favourite Community Newswire success stories. Excerpt after the jump…

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Nostalgia: Where’s the best place to buy school uniform?

March 19, 2015
school uniform

Uniformity is fun!

Gathering together my journo portfolio from ancient days, here’s a classic I wrote for the Guardian from September 2006…

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Why video needs to be part of your communications strategy

March 12, 2015

A great blogpost on the importance of video from a colleague in the know…


Right off I want to say I am thinking particularly about charities and community groups using social media, but of course it could apply to almost any organisation.  [I should also add that I train charities and community groups to use video, so this is a special interest of mine.]

OK. Let’s start with a coupIe of eye catching recent headlines about video

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World Book Day: My 5 and Why

March 5, 2015

Happy World Book Day!

Here’s my top 5 books that I read in the past year…

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