Born Again Swindonian
Written by me, Angela Atkinson, Born Again Swindonian celebrates Swindon – the town that I call home and that I’ve come to love in the half-century+ years I’ve lived here.
Besides my blog activity, I’ve written four Swindon-related books and am a devoted grandma.
Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections.
Latest Swindon Ramblings
I’m always looking for new and interesting angles to share when out and about in Swindon.
In normal circumstances regular business blogging activity is a thing you should do. Along with brushing your teeth. And you can find a bit more about business blogging and its benefits here. But we don’t have normal circumstances. What we have is a Covid-19 pandemic throttling the world. So, if you’ve not done business blogging before here’s 5 reasons to blog NOW.
Wrapped around Born Again Swindonian, are the activities by which I earn a crust. Namely: content marketing articles for, or articles about, Swindon & Wiltshire businesses for placement on this blog in either/or the Swindon in Business and Made in Wiltshire sections of the blog.
It’s so fabulous to meet another Swindon enthusiast. Which is why, the other week, I enjoyed having a good chat with Michelle Jones – the power behind the We are Swindon social media campaign.
Reshma Field: Personal Stylist (and colour analyst) has full understanding of why we are what we wear – and we’ll come back to how she can help you later. First though – a little background as to how and why that it should be so.
The word sumptuous – used to describe lush surroundings, rich desserts or luxury clothes – has a history as rich as its meanings. It first appeared in English in the 15th century. Its origins lie in the Old French somptuex and the Latin ‘sumtuposus, from sumptus meaning ‘expenditure’.
7 reasons & five places to shop local.
In the midst of the Covid19 pandemic there’s much talk fo supporting local businesses – whether they’re online or bricks and mortar. It’s a topic I’ve banged on about a lot over the years. I first put this post together in 2016.
So here are 7 reasons why you should shop locally and 5 places to do it in Swindon.
Swindon, as we know, is famous – even infamous – for its roundabouts. Of course there’s the grand-daddy of them all, the Magic Roundabout. Such a rich vein of material is that particular jewel in Swindon’s roundabout crown that it has its own category on the blog.
January 2021 New online training gets businesses video savvy Business owners keen to harness the power of video blogging in their marketing can now access online, on-demand training. Eight Interactive, creators of video and digital content for businesses, has taken...
The other week my regular guest blogger, Rebecca Davies, sent me a delightful and charming account of an older couple she once visited in Ferndale. It’s a lovely story and it’s further down in this post. But as her story is set in Ferndale I figured I could tie it in with a Swindon in 50 More Buildings post centred on the Southbrook Inn Swindon. Which happens to be in Ferndale.
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When I’m not being Born again Swindonian and writing Swindon-related books I offer proofreading, editing and writing services as AA Editorial Services.