Et voila, She returns! The blogger that no one has missed. Except you, Mum, thanks for sticking with me. Anyho, the not-quite-self-imposed-but kinda-works-as-a “Summer sabbatical” is done. Summer is also done. Eurgh, where does the bloody time go? I’d only just managed to attend one free PT session in a valiant attempt to get my summer body sorted before summer is already bloody over. Proves my point, leave that shiz to instagram fitspo people and that one perfect girl in the office who we all know wakes up to bird song and has woodland animals help her get dressed. Let their 8 packs glisten in the sun. The rest of us should focus on retaining a fully maintained human body with a leaning toward emergency “winter body” settings if required. Winter is coming after all.
Why the blogging break? I just needed a bit of time away for the internet – I don’t mean cold turkey *shudders and clutches laptop close*
I work as a Digital PR and in marketing so the internet literally became my life and I needed to take a break from my 15.6 inch screen (I’m packing, yo!) in my spare time and go out into the world. Turns out going out into the world, whilst undoubtedly fun, can still be stumped by the siren call of a good book. So I have found I have managed to remove a few books from the top of my reading pile (albeit, adding more during that process, ahem) and I may have potentially eaten more cheese than one would consider sensible. Who that one person is, I don’t wanna know. They don’t sound like my kinda person.
This reading malarkey has really helped me get all inspired so hopefully, this will be the season of more positive changes, creative ones. I also intend on completing a digital book group project so I will reveal more about that little number soon, but recommendations for things to read, no matter how random they are, most welcomed!
Finally, I’m also in the process of quitting smoking – which is easier said than done, trust me, and I chronicle (snort, replace “Chronicle” with “ramble on about”) my switching from smoking to vaping adventure over on the Vape AYR blog. You’ll laugh, you’ll cry and you’ll begin to contemplate sandwiches on a whole new level but I won’t give too many spoilers away!
Just a quick chat up but let’s catch up soon, yeah? I’ve miss ya’ll.
Super quick update as I have a few long winded posts I will make live in the next week but I just wanted to share a few bits and bobs with you. Some of you may know that I work in digital marketing and digital PR. As it is a bit of a niche subject I go to the trouble of discussing what digital PR actually is over on the Drum website, because I like to teach people and most of all, I adore the sound of my own voice – even if it is just people reading the article in my voice.
I also pop up one of their Vox pop discussions about how much control we should give influencers in our influencer marketing efforts. You know me, always available to give an opinion so I was happy to do it. Delightfully, the amount of messages I’ve received following this article has been fabulous, albeit mostly people asking me what hair dye I use.
I am a natural orange thank you very much.
Let me know your thoughts and questions below BBz as I adore feedback and it makes me feel special and important. If you need more of me in your life – and why the devil not? You can, of course, follow me socially on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram and for more professional endeavours you can follow me here.
Some of you may know that I work in digital marketing, which I love and I am currently having the best time of my life working on a project about the legend that is David Bowie <3
More details can be found here on the Facebook page, where there are loads of amazing exclusive interviews and pictures by the photographers who have contributed their amazing work the event about the man himself.
David Bowie ‘Fame, Fashion, Photography’ is a free-entry, ticketed exhibition in honour of David Bowie at 10 Heddon Street from 7 to 19 June. All proceed will go to Cancer Research. There will also be an online auction where there are exclusive images of every price range up for grabs so everyone around the world can get involved.
I’ve always been a huge Bowie fan. I literally love him down to his hair follicles, which may explain my penchant for bright hair colours. So I am truly elated that I get to work with the fabulous people involved. If any of you are planning on coming down to the event which is free but, you will need to book a slot to go to the exhibition (Click here for details)) get in touch! as I would love to have a meet up.
A few people have been in touch about London Fashion Week and I’m thinking it would be rather lovely for a few of us to get together and have a meet up ( any excuse for chat and wine) I am already meeting up with the lovely Writers Block and broken lenses and Stehi Lareine ( love these ladies! ) and wondered if any of you wanted in?
Let me know below or pop by one of my social channels and we can arrange it all.
As a dyslexic who blogs and writes for a living, I can completely relate to this little ditty-
Exciting times ahead peeps, I am currently working on my new blogs and I even branched out into entertainment (a secret passion of mine) Ch- ch-check out the results here – bunnypuddingblogsthebiz
Having Major spacing issues with wordpress at the minute ( why!?!!!!) So my interviews are suffering, they will be with you asap but may or may not be reallycloselyspacedtogether.
Is it the weekend yet? Seriously having a case of wine ‘o’ bloomin clock from like, 10am every morning at present ( bloggers please get your shit together and post my articles, no one understands that it’s like, totally you and not me at present and that is a problem! ) But otherwise even more excitement ahead…Snowden on Saturday with team Honk , sponsor me here and then London town baby.
Busy little bunny! Muchos love BBz and I hope you’re all keeping well?
Hello Beautiful people! I have the pleasure and privilege of joining the wonderful Team Honk in a sponsored climb of Snowden ( yes as in the mountain, and before you ask my boyfriend will be on hand to provide medical care 5 minutes into my climb)
Please make us look very busy and important ( and more importantly give a little to those in dire need who live around us and in the third world. Me and the boy will ♥ you long time if you do and yes, if we hit our target I will post pictures of me crying/passing out/eating all the minty energy biscuits before we have even left! sponsor us here –
I appreciate your support and look forward to blogging about my adventures!….I also get to fulfil a little blogging dream of mine, I get to meet some of my beloved UK Mummy and Daddy bloggers…SO FOOKING EXCITED ( I’d have to be to be willing to do exercise!)
Hope you’ve had a great weekend BBz and shall be posting my new interviews and London adventures soon..on another note I will be in London March 3rd-5th does anyone have any advice on any people or companies willing to meet with me about helping get promotion and funding for my charity? Can’t give too much details away but very, very exciting time ahead. All advice welcomed <3
I recently had a bit of a catch up with a good friend of mine, Steve Todd.
I met Todd at university and it’s been a cornucopia of creativity ever since, not only is he the owner of one my fave accents ever ( my friendship group are a diverse sounding bunch!) But also a great sense of humour and work ethic. I’m poping down at the start of March to cause further Carnage but in the meantime I got him to tell me a bit about what he has been up to-
Hi Steve, how ya doing? Tell us a bit about your self –
I’m doing fine thank you. I’m 27 years old and I live and work in London. I currently work under the ‘Sit-up Channels’ filming for Bid Television, Price Drop TV, and Speed Auction. I also have my own broadcast set up and editing suite where I work freelance doing corporate productions, music videos, spoken word/poetry videos, and most recently fashion editorials. I do whatever work I can get my hands on! The more experience the better!
Oooh exciting stuff, so what have been your most recent escapades?
Recently, aside from working at the Bid TV studios, I have been doing a few fashion editorials. The most recent was for Evolve Magazine, featuring the model Jada Sezer. 1 week prior to this I completed another fashion editorial for Plus Size Model Magazine in the U.S, again featuring the model, Jada Sezer.
Jada “My future wife” Sezer. ( I am in noway jealous of your life Todd!)
Why do you do what you do?
I love to film and edit because it really gives me a buzz, and there is no other industry I would rather work in than media. Working for Bid Tv doing live studio camera operations is great, its creative, versatile, and so much fun. Plus you get to learn so much! Its a great starting place if you want to persue a career in TV studio operations.
In terms of the extra work I do, i.e. fashion editorials, these are so much fun. You meet so many interesting people from all over the world.
Do any factors affect the choices of materials you use?
Sometime yes, depending on the weather, the materials around me, i.e exterior or interior. Sometimes different lighting needs to be used etc.
What pitfalls have you come across in the industry?
Pitfalls/negatives? Well I find that it can be very hard getting your ‘foot in the door’. This is certainly the case within the fashion industry. I was lucky enough to film the Ideal Home Show, where I filmed a catwalk and interviews various models. From here I managed to network with them.
How do you class success and What do you class as success in the industry?
Success is different for everyone. I would say being successful is all to do with how you feel as an individual. Success to one person might be getting a job filming for the BBC, and for others it may be releasing their first feature film. I guess everyone has a goal, and once you reach that goal, then your successful, as you achieved what you set out to do.
So what’s next Mr Todd?
Next for me….
I’m filming London Plus Size Fashion Week, which starts on Friday 15th Feb. I am hoping to continue working within fashion, doing fashion editorials for Jada Sezer and other models, and hopefully push that side of things forward.
What advice would you give just starting out?
I would say, for anyone starting out in media, do as much work as possible when given the opportunity. At first you will find people will want to test your skills so may offer you free work. Take it! After a while you will start getting paid work.
Its very tough at first, especially freelance film making. Just follow your dreams and push really hard for what you want. Use websites such as Mandy.com for work experience and also paid work. Be versatile, and do your research if your going into a project with little experience.
Finally, Any internet/artist/music/something of interest that we simply need to know about? ( completely pot luck we’re open to being introduced to anything here at BP )