Car boot wisdom

Car boot wisdom

Car boot sales are the perfect place for offloading the old and acquiring the (nearly) new. According to the Financial Times, Brits spend £1.5bn a year at car boot sales. But that doesn’t mean just selling your unwanted books, knick-knacks and clothes to come...
A Highly Sensitive approach to life

A Highly Sensitive approach to life

Nina Khoo coaches women (and a few men) who are Highly Sensitive – an innate temperament trait shared by 20 per cent of the population. Highly sensitive people are likely to feel overwhelmed by modern life, sensitive to noise and stimuli, have a rich and complex...
Take a deep breath

Take a deep breath

After training and working as a journalist and editor for nine years, Carolyn Hughes launched her own business as a freelance PR and communications consultant in 2009. She re-branded as Breathe PR almost two years ago, and talks about how important it is to...
Music to our ears

Music to our ears

What does music mean to you? It could be something you run to, part of the commute or a vital element of your post-work chill-out time… but what about in the office. Is it a turn-the-radio-on or a turn off to listen to music at work… Some experts...
Tell me why I love Bank Holiday Mondays

Tell me why I love Bank Holiday Mondays

Tell me why I like Bank Holiday Mondays? It can’t be the chance to get crowded out at the garden centre. It’s definitely not the opportunity to find yourself stuck in the queue to get into the car park to hunt for a space before you can even think about...
GDPR – just like making macaroons…

GDPR – just like making macaroons…

GDPR – it’s a worry, isn’t it? (Well that’s what we’re hearing/thinking/feeling…). Certainly, Miss Dashwood will be emailing all her members soon to re-establish permission to keep them on the general newsletter list. We all have to...
Webinar with Talented Ladies Club

Webinar with Talented Ladies Club

Recently Victoria was invited to do a webinar with the Talented Ladies Club on the subject of getting media attention. Obviously a topic close to all our hearts! If you don’t know Talented Ladies Club – do check it this brilliant online resource for...
Valentine’s Day thoughts

Valentine’s Day thoughts

Too often it seems that Valentine’s Day is just another way to encourage us to spend money at inflated prices. So why not make this Valentine’s Day about the words not the cost at home and in business. Leave your loved ones notes telling them how you feel and give...
Making the most of a media mention

Making the most of a media mention

We all love to see our name in lights – or, to be more exact, in the media, explaining what we or our business does. And there are lots of ways to achieve this – via PR, marketing, media introduction agencies and responding to appeals for case histories on Twitter or...
The Month of Love

The Month of Love

The Month of Love is upon us. Because February isn’t just host to Valentine’s Day, it’s also the sweetest short month of the year. With that in mind, Miss Dashwood would like to celebrate all those businesses which bring a little romance into our...