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Posted on Nov 24th, 2012 | 2 comments
Usually on this blog I write about travel, expat life or London. Today however I’m going to write about Kerry from Multiple Mummy.
Earlier this year Kerry experienced a brain hermorrhage and recently experienced a setback that’s affected her rehabilitation. She’s battling to regain the ability to give hand squeezes and as her husband has posted on her blog, there is limited response on family...
Posted on Nov 22nd, 2012 | 3 comments
World Travel Market (WTM) in London is a must-attend event for any travel blogger or journalist. Every year I dread it. It’s vast, held in the ExCel Centre in far east London and utterly exhausting with all the stands, crowds, opportunities and ideas. That said, I also wouldn’t miss it for the world. I always come away energised and excited about covering travel and about all the...
Posted on Nov 11th, 2012 | 2 comments
I love this question. Coming from the print world, I often talk to 3 kinds of fellow ink-stained wretches.
1. The ones who are plugged in or getting plugged in to social media and love the freedom and power it brings
2. The ones who want to get all social media’ed up and are a bit scared (despite controlling budgets of large departments or writing award-winning copy)
3. The ones who are sure that bloggers and...
Posted on Oct 3rd, 2012 | 3 comments
You could say I’m a great packer, if only because of the amount of stuff I cram into a suitcase. I never want to be caught without a cardigan/the “right” jeans/my trusty swimcap. That means that I lug 26 kilos of shoes and shirts around the world and wear a fraction of them.
Now, preparing for my trip with ONE.org, for the first time I’m facing a whole new raft of challenges.
On Saturday I...
Posted on Apr 18th, 2012 | 3 comments
On BritMums we’ve just launched our Joy of Swimming Linky Challenge, sponsored by British Gas. You could win a year-long family pass to theme parks and zoos or £250 to spend in JJB Sports. While as a founder of BritMums I can’t compete, I love this theme.
The smell of chlorine and the percussive sound of a bellyflop transport me to summers in Texas. The cement around the swimming pool turns...
Posted on Mar 28th, 2012 | 2 comments
Blogging just keeps getting bigger and better every year - something we definitely notice over at BritMums, where membership continues to mushroom (up from 2k last year to 3.5k this year and climbing). At BritMums we have the BiB Awards celebrating great blogging. As a co-founder of BritMums I can’t take part in those except to administer them, but awards that focus on excellence and help improve blogging are...
Posted on Mar 19th, 2012 | 0 comments
Right now on BritMums we’re running the Piggy Bank Tales competition with Virgin Money. Share your money-saving tale and be entered to win £500! As a founder of BritMums, I can’t take part in the competition – it’s a paid project for us – but with all the great tips being shared, I was inspired.
Here are 5 ways I save. Enter the Piggy Bank Tales competition yourself and share your tips!
1. When it comes...
Posted on Feb 5th, 2012 | 6 comments
Hi, I’m Jen, a co-founder of BritMums Live! and am delighted that Carly is hosting this Meet & Greet, so we can all say hello before the big day. Here’s my version:
Name: Jen Howze
Blog: www.jenography.net (travel and London life) & www.britmumsblog.com
Twitter ID: @JHowze
Height: 5’ 6” (but I prefer being 5’ 8”, when my feet can take the shoes)
Hair: shortish, reddish,...
Posted on Jan 27th, 2012 | 0 comments
Earlier this week I went to the Johnson & Johnson Beauty Care Awards with Family Affairs and Other Matters.
Check out my post on the BritMums blog and Lucy’s post on her blog.
(Special thanks to Lucy for use of the...
Posted on Aug 26th, 2011 | 5 comments
While Death takes a holiday, blogging doesn’t seem quite so inclined. Over this holiday I’ve been working on launching the new BritMums site – which qualifies, in a way, about blogging, since Susanna and I have spent hours talking about what bloggers need and want from a social network. That translates into waking up 5am to do a bit more work during UK hours.
At the same time, I’ve been...