How to structure your blog – menus

I’ve just overhauled the menu structure of my blog. It’s taken me days and I’m so annoyed I didn’t get it right from the start. But it’s been worth it. My site looks cleaner, it’s easier for me to use and my traffic has jumped by a quarter. If you’re new to the blogging game, save yourself the stress and…
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How to start a blog: eight top tips

How to write a blog? This is a question I get asked lots. From general queries, like can you make money as a blogger to very specific, techie questions like what are the best plugins and widgits? I’m by no means an authority on blogging; in fact I only started a year ago, but having worked in editing, copy writing…
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A look back on my 2018 & forwards to 2019

Happy (belated) New Year Expaters! What a year it’s been. 2018 was certainly an eventful year for me. We moved to Chile, starting our new lives in its beautiful bustling capital, Santiago. I got pregnant and suffered pretty much every day of those nine months. Whoever invented the term ‘morning sickness’ is wrong – it’s all day, all night sickness.…
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For My Future Best Friends

I asked a best friend if I should start a blog and she wholeheartedly encouraged me. ‘Yes!’ she boomed, ‘… but please, just keep it from the heart’. The best bloggers were, she said, written by ‘best friends you’d never met’. I’ve spent over thirty years in over thirty places and now I want to reconnect with all the fabulous people from my travels,…
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