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Reflections

On 18th February I am going into hospital, for elective surgery. That means, in short hand, surgery I have chosen to have. Who knew I would ever do that? I have a lot of...

100 miles, almost £2k and the best smile ever

On Sunday I undertook the biggest physical challenge of my life. I took part in The Prudential Ride London 100 miles. I did it for a very special young man, son of my inspirational...

On the Sixth Day of Christmas: Courage

Anne-Marie and I met at the Chartered Institute of Public Relations North East AGM in 2015. She asked if I would be interested in setting up a Young Communicators’ Forum.  I said yes, and...

On the Fifth Day of Christmas: Credit

Alastair McCapra and I met through the Chartered Institute of Public Relations, he is CEO.  I enjoyed working alongside him enormously, when I was an elected board member and as President in 2015; when...

On the Fourth Day of Christmas: Choice

Julie Jupe and I met through the South West regional committee of the Chartered Institute of PUblic Relations.  We meet for dinner (not nearly often enough) with two other committee members and have formed...

On the Third Day of Christmas: Character

Jeremy Hamer and I first met a few years ago working on a large strategy project for a client.  I liked him immediately, I was not at all surprised to learn he was a...

On the Second Day of Christmas: Confidence

Valentina Kristensen and I first met on the stage of an awards do.  I was President of the Chartered Institute of Public Relations and Val had just won Young Communicator of the Year, I...

Twelve Days of Christmas

So hello from a mild Bristol on Christmas Eve. I started this Christmas Eve like no other – leading a social run for This Mum Runs,  at the speed of chat, for 11 women...

Why? Or Why Not?

Anyone who knows me, will say I like a challenge. Indeed I do, but I usually start out with some sense that I can do it.  Recently I have purposefully, inspired by friends, been...

New Year: 13 Thoughts from the Last Nine

So I start 2017 without my Chartered Institute of Public Relations board and council responsibilities, after four and nine year’s service, respectively, it was the right time to move on and try other things....

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