Interests

I’m a family-loving mad cat woman who likes to think I beat the Kardashians in the ‘K’ name game. I can often be found knee-deep in horse poo.
I am a box set binger with a weird nostalgia for 80s rock gods and country and western crooners as well as an undying love for a literary King.

Although most people would probably describe me as a career girl, I am also a homebird and family is everything to me.

I love spending time playing silly games, drawing pictures and making things with my two daughters, Florence and Eleanor, and when I’m not doing that I am most likely to be found knee deep in horse poo, mucking out the horse I keep at stables behind my mum’s home.

Tally – a 40th birthday present from my mum – is my treasure, even though she’s a bit temperamental.

When the yard chores are done and it’s time to come inside and take to the sofa, you’ll often find me in the company of my cats, Kiefer and Kiki, and dog Carter. The ‘K’ (or K sound) name tradition for my cats (and dogs) pre-dates the Kardashians finding fame – there’s also been Klaude, Kaila, Kaede, Keiko, Kira, Kacie and Kenny dating back to when I first moved to Peterborough in the mid-90s.

While the cats curl up on my lap, I will often have my nose in a book – or more precisely my Kindle app.

I’m a big fan of Stephen King and an avid reader of just about anything by James Patterson and Lee Child, as well as a fan of Dean Koontz and Michael Connelly.

But as well as my fiction favourites, I usually have a non-fiction title on the go too – eagerly ingesting everything from instruction on how to improve my riding to self-improvement and entrepreneurial advice.

In between books, I can also whittle away a few hours bingeing on a box set. I happily confess that Game of Thrones, West World, The Fall, Homeland, Breaking Bad, Narcos, Strike Back, Man in the High Tower, The Walking Dead, Penny Dreadful, The Leftovers, Fortitude and Banshee – to name but a few – have taken up way too much of my time in the past year or so.

 

Guilty TV pleasures also include Casualty and Holby City. I’m still sad that they don’t make The Bill anymore, although most of the actors from it have turned up in Holby City Hospital as doctors, nurses or patients at some time!

I would describe my taste in music as nostalgic and a bit weird, ranging from Robbie Williams, Adele and Take That to 80s rock gods Bon Jovi, through Erasure, Meatloaf and The Beautiful South, to Britpop icons Oasis and Pulp to The Eagles, Bread, The Carpenters, Eva Cassidy and Kenny Rogers. Oh, and not forgetting Barry Manilow and Queen.

Values

I believe in honesty, fairness and respect. I wear my heart on my sleeve, stick to my guns, make decisions, find solutions and get things done. I am always striving to be the best I can be and to help others do the same.

Career

From reporter, sub-editor and web editor to co-founder of an independent newspaper, I am now focused on growing my marketing and design agency and helping other small businesses to write the next chapter in their success stories.

Skills

It’s no surprise that I can tell a good story, create winning websites and drum up a design which speaks a thousand words, but what really rocks my boat is helping other business owners to reach for the stars.

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