But it was during my time as Deputy Features Editor at Country Living magazine that I really found my stride - and my niche. While championing entrepreneurial talent in the Kitchen Table Talent Start Your Dream Business campaign (for which, in 2013, I received a BSME Award), profiling artisan makers and wonderful country characters, and perfecting my recipe for rucksack-friendly, walk-sustaining traybake, I united my love of the natural world, heritage craft and the great outdoors.
I've contributed to Landscape, Country Walking, and Wiltshire Life, among others, and my Craft and Country blog has become a monthly printed column. My diary of contacts has become a directory. So, whether you need compelling first-person interviews, colourful third-person copy, online copywriting, features desk cover or simply that elusive case study, get in touch; I'm the freelancer for you.
Proving the adaptability and flexibility of my writing style, I went from SC Magazine (covering computer security systems) to Period Ideas (interior design and accessories), to Move to the Country, Slim at Home and, in 2008, the big break of Woman & Home, where I spent almost five years sourcing the seemingly impossible and interviewing everyone from weight-loss success stories to cancer survivors, high-profile business women, and celebrities such as David Attenborough and Dolly Parton.