Category: Work & life

Journalism and pitching training – what my students say

As my academic teaching year draws to a close, I wanted to grab a rare moment of calm (before I start marking dissertations) to reflect on the past months of tutoring journalism and pitching training. It's been an absolute blast. It's also been the busiest year ever, from a teaching point of view: five university journalism modules, six Bauer Academy…

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Radio

My love affair with radio started when Jo Good invited me to her BBC London Late Show as a guest in 2010. Over the next five years I guested regularly on Jo's show, continuing to appear when Simon Lederman took over. I've also popped up on Radio 1, as a guest on Gemma Cairney's shows (remind me to tell you…

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1960s

The 60s is my era...well, not quite my era, as I wasn't born yet, but I absolutely love the music and fashion of the decade. After four years blogging about "parenting in style" I decided to devote Fashion Detective to the 60s and I keep my Instagram account groovalicious with 60s fashion, furniture and homeware. My partner sings in a…

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Interiors

In 2013, my partner and I embarked on a very personal project: to buy our first house in South London and completely remodel it to suit both our lifestyles as freelance parents and our shared midcentury aesthetic. Of course, this ended up being a topic I wrote about for Fashion Detective - and ended up sharing in the Observer (with…

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