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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 has been successful in its bid for a share of the Government’s Towns’ Fund. If you’ve been following Swindon’s Historic England Heritage Action Zone activities you’ll understand how big a deal this is.
An expanding family law firm has appointed another solicitor to help meet increasing demand. Worthingtons Family Law, based in West Swindon, was only set up only a year ago. And now founder Natalee Worthington has taken on solicitor Ruby Reynolds.
The veteran’s hub Swindon exists to do what is says in the title of this post. How needed support for veterans is can’t be underestimated.
With this Swindon in 50 More Buildings series my quest to include different areas of town continues, as it did in my Swindon in 50 Buildings book. What I can also do with this series, that I couldn’t with the book, is look at some buildings in the wider borough. But for now, with this post, I’m in Upper Stratton with the Upper Stratton Baptist Church.
From time to time something gets discovered that is new and surprising. Royal Wootton Bassett mud springs are definitely new and surprising. These are springs that instead of upwelling water, as springs generally do, produce goopey clay mud.
February 2021 Festival of Tomorrow shows go on-demand as thousands enjoy Swindon’s virtual festival and ask for more! Festival of Tomorrow Going OnlineThe organisers of the Festival of Tomorrow have responded to massive demand to make the talks and shows available on...
Two charities are better off to the tune of £3,000 thanks to the support of Swindon’s Optimum Professional Services – OPS. And they’ve selected another to support during 2021.
Steve Fulcher supports Independent PCC Candidate
Former Detective Superintendent Steve Fulcher is best known as the man who left the Wiltshire Police force over the investigation into killer, Christopher Halliwell. Why do I mention this? Because he’s stated his support for former detective Mike Rees in his bid to become Wiltshire’s next Police & Crime commissioner.
I think it was during the first pandemic lockdown last March, that I came across Greendown Copse in Grange Park. Limited by lockdown to my neighbourhood I took to wandering around hitherto unexplored parts of my neighbourhood. And that’s how I came upon this delightful little treasure tucked away amidst 1980s suburbia.
Young people from Swindon are part way through writing and illustrating their first book. It’s an interactive fantasy adventure, and they need your support to get it published.