Category Archives: Blog

All these MPs…

Do we deserve better politicians? If one positive thing is to emerge from the tragic death of Jo Cox last week, it should surely be a more mindful and positive approach of our elected representatives. Like traffic wardens, estate agents and bankers, we love using MPs for unthinking target practice. But it seems to me [...]

Ten kids’ things that Dad loves more…

. Ten kids’ things that Dad loves more… . Push scooters. “I only bought one to keep up with them in the park, and now I’m scoo-muting! Someone tell him a three-piece on a Micro Black is worse than a vicar in trainers. . Magic tricks. Raiding the kids’ magic set, dad wheels out a [...]

Spanish Archer

Life affirming evening for this freelance copywriter with ELBOW last night inside the mamouth art deco chamber of the Hammersmith Apollo. With no new album to promote and within an intimate space (relative to the O2 that is) the Bury maestros indulged themselves by delving into their hugely underrated back-catalogue, and coming up with some forgotten classics like New-born, Mexican Standoff [...]

I’m privileged to pee…

I feel blessed to be working with and watching such talent this week. Last night I went to see Urinetown at the Apollo, Shaftesbury Avenue  - the gothic hardcore set wonderfully at odds with the gold gilt in this gorgeous West End theatre, now happily restored after the roof caved in during a show…remember that? Among the outstanding ensemble cast [...]

Learning the little ones

I’m currently creating some copy for landing pages on a new ‘mother’s help’ website which seems to involve describing everything I do when not writing! Overqualified with PhD in flouncing toddler. No research required. Actually it’s an interesting creative start-up driven by a perceived lack of post-natal care for new mums. I remember when we [...]

The Delicate Fruit

Cold enough for you? This cruel northerly not only gave me face ache yesterday but ravaged our bin store, turning it to a pile of knarled green plastic. You huddled hungry foxes on the railway line, don’t even think about it. As for me, I’m staying away from winter’s last hurrah and cuddling an advertorial [...]

When you can’t see the word for the trees…

This week I’m busy with some online content for The AA, having returned from a coaching assignment at an outpost of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office (Milton Keynes before you ask). As well as copywriting, I help create and deliver training courses in many areas of communication for the FCO, HMRC, local authorities and various [...]

ME ME ME

Welcome to the thewritesideide.co.uk bringing all my copywriting and freelance writing experience under one roof. I would love to know what you think. Now people can peruse my work, see my words and hopefully choose to benefit from them. So here’s the thing; thewriteside.co.uk went live last week and I’m offering brilliant introductory rates. Feel [...]