I write about travel, food and parenting for several magazines, newspapers and websites. I’m Contributing Editor at Cruise International, and working with the team on behalf of Viking Cruises, have now written/contributed to three cookery books, developing and testing all the recipes. I also work occasionally as a radio spokesperson and talk at various conferences, seminars and master classes about subjects such as travel, blogging, food trends and marketing to women and am part of several brand advisory boards. You’ll find a selection of my work below.
Brand new and updated with 30 new recipes, The Kitchen Table: a culinary journey around the world created for Viking Cruises with all recipes developed and tested by me, 5th October 2018.
Winning Best Blogger at the British Cruise Awards 2018, and accepting my award from none other than Baroness Floella Benjamin!
A review of P&O Oceana for Cruise International, 24th September 2018.
Top ten cruises for foodies article, Cruise International, 16th September 2018
An article for Viking Cruises’ magazine, Explore More, about how the islands of the West Indies are recovering after last year’s hurricanes, Summer 2018.
My recipe for slow roasted Welsh lamb shoulder on the Eat Welsh Lamb and Welsh Beef website, 11th January 2018
A travel journo Q&A with The Travel Journo, 24th December 2017.
Our favourite festive pie for Waitrose, 8th December 2017.
Original recipes and photography for ‘Nordic Style – a celebration of Scandinavian Life’ for Viking Cruises. Published 11th September 2017.
Saga Pearl II cruise review for Cruise International, 17th July 2017.
Expert advice: cruise safety for children for Cruise International.
Wondering whether our healthy eating obsessions are actually doing us any good over on Spabreaks.com’s Hot tub blog, 22nd May 2017.
Boston and beyond for Hertz Together, 17th May 2017.
Highly commended at the CLIA Cruise Journalism Awards in the Best Digital Coverage category for my Disney Stay and Cruise: our week in pictures series, 20th March 2017.
Teaming up with John Lewis to celebrate our amazing mums for Mother’s Day, 14th March 2017.
On the Cruise & Maritime Voyages blog, talking about why cruising is an affordable way to see the world, 7th February 2017.
Contributing an alternative to Christmas pudding as part of Beko’s Christmas Dinner: The Perfect Plate project, 21st December 2016.
As part of the cruise experts panel on the Cruise 1st website giving tips for first time cruisers, 5th December 2016.
On the Virgin blog, talking about growing business by fostering positive connections, 12th July 2016.
‘Cruise bloggers share their favourite ports of call‘ – Explore with Ed, 4th July 2016.
In Cruise International Apr/May 16 – the ultimate guide to luxury cruising:
In Cruise International Apr/May 16 – a feature on sailing the Greek islands on Sea Dream 1:
Representing Hollywood Bowl as a spokesperson on a radio day talking to different radio stations, including Mix 96, BBC Radio Shropshire, Radio Yorkshire, Heart Yorkshire, Big City Radio, Metro and SFM about how technology affects family life, 24th March 2016.
On the Monarch blog talking about Tenerife, 25 February 2016:
Featuring on Walt Disney World’s Facebook page with all three parts of my Disney stay and cruise photo diary, from Walt Disney World and Disney Cruise Line’s Disney Dream, 17th February 2016:
Speaking at World Travel Market 2015 about working with Sainsbury’s on the TV advert and how influencers and brands can work together to create innovative content, 3rd November 2015.
Speaking at the Family Travel Show at London’s Olympia, as part of the National Geographic Traveller ‘No Fly Zone’ panel, and presenting a ‘New to Cruise’ section with Carnival, 1st November 2015.
In Cruise International talking about cruising from Texas on Carnival Freedom, August/September 2015:
In National Geographic Traveller Family, talking about Royal Caribbean’s Anthem of the Seas, National Geographic Traveller July/August 2015 (Family, Summer 2015):
In Cruise International with a review of Scenic Jasper, June/July 2015:
In the Guardian, talking about blogging for the Women in Leadership series, 30th April 2015.
In Huffington Post’s ‘People of Note’ series of films for the Samsung Galaxy Note 4:
In January, I teamed up with Sainsbury’s on their Love Your Freezer campaign, appearing in advertisements on the TV and also on Sainsbury’s online channels presenting great recipes and tips for getting more from your freezer!
In the Zeal blog, 13th January 2015: An essential part in being able to turn blogging and vlogging into a full time occupation is collaborations with relevant brands to produce genuine and interesting content for your readers or viewers. A great example of a recent blogger and brand collaboration is Sainsbury’s Love Your Freezer campaign which includes a TV advert where blogger Becky from englishmum.com is featured sharing a recipe in her own kitchen using frozen products from Sainsbury’s.
On the web
On the Danone Activia website, talking about making small changes to make a big difference to your wellbeing, 7th September 2015.
In Cruise International, giving you the run down of the top ten spas at sea, 24th July 2015.
In The Telegraph, proving that Disney cruises aren’t just for kids, 25th June 2015.
On the Cheeky Rascals blog, choosing my Family Holiday Essentials, 20th May 2015.
Giving tips on doing Florida on a budget for FloridaTips, 16th January 2015.
On the Tesco Real Food website, talking about Christmas on a Budget, 22nd December 2014.
On the Cruise Kings website, in their Top 10 Cruise blogs, 14th November 2014.
On the Voucherbox blog, Verything: 10 currylicious recipes from our favourite food bloggers, 17th October 2014.
On Citybase Apartments’ blog, giving family travel tips, 7th October 2014.
In The Guardian ‘Fixology’ section, writing about streamlining your morning routine, 12th September 2014.
On Royal Caribbean’s blog talking about the Allure of the Seas, 8th August 2014
Talking about Christmas traditions on the Red Letter Days blog, 20th December 2013.
Sharing my caramel apple pie recipe on Waitrose.com, 27 September 2013.
On Yeo Valley’s website talking about British Food Fortnight 25th September 2013.
An interview with Features Exec for their ‘blog spotlight’ feature, 2nd September 2013
Contributing to Curry’s Tech Talk’s ice cream recipes, 29th August 2013
On Cruise International’s website talking about family cruising, 14th May 2013
On Royal Caribbean’s blog talking about cruising with teenagers, 1st May 2013
In goodtoknow.co.uk’s favourite food blogger list, 5th April 2013.
In Speciality Food Magazine, July 2012, talking about blogging and working with brands. Print only.
Guest post on the Visit Florida website, 7th June 2012
Lessons learned from food bloggers, Noobpreneur.com, 11th May 2012
On the Western and Oriental website, giving travel writing tips to young bloggers, May 2012
Guest blog on the Yeo Valley website: ‘Yeo Em Gee, they’re organic don’t you know’, 11th March 2012
On sainsburys.co.uk: listed in the 20 Fantastic Family Food Blogs, 27th January 2012:
On the Britmums blog: a Christmas cookie tree, 5th December 2011:
On Parentdish: the best Christmas tips from the UK’s top food bloggers:
On the Netmums blog, counting down to Christmas with a few dos and don’ts, 14th November 2011:
On the Channel 4 website – listed as one of the best family food blogs (thanks guys!):
On the Netmums blog, talking about guilt-free travelling with children, 4th August 2011:
In Tesco Magazine, talking about our all-inclusive trip to Mexico, 12th July 2011
Article: ‘Why I started blogging’ on netmums.com, 4th July 2011
On Tesco’s Real Food website, 26th May 2011:
Ten amazing family activities in Dubai, Have a Lovely Time, 20th May 2011
Top Five Food Blogs for Parents. Baby Budgeting, 22nd April 2011
Article: ‘Taking it easy before flying long haul with a park and fly deal’. Have a Lovely Time, 25th March 2011
The Irish Independent Weekend, 26th February 2011: Foodie to follow
‘English Mum’s gift for hilarious anecdotes has transferred gloriously to Twitter, so follow her at www.twitter.com/englishmum to keep up with her food and family life’.
Guest post on the British Mummy Bloggers’ Blog, 10 Tips for Fabulous Food Blogging, 22nd February 2011
Guest post on NetMums.com blog, The Real(istic) Foodie Parent, 25th January 2011
Sutro Digital, Ten Mummy Bloggers to Follow, 28th December 2010
Guest post on Yeo Valley Blog, 23rd December 2010
Guest post on The Anti-Room: Saturday Dish: Breakfast Muffins, 27th November 2010:
Guest post on Curious Wines Blog: Lamb Shanks Braised in Carmenere with Tomato and Olives, 22nd October 2010:
‘My Foodie Girl Crushes. Icklebabe.com, 26th September 2010:
The Sunday World, 26th September 2010: If Your Cooking’s Blog Standard… Log On to Become a Kitchen Whizz:
‘Englishmum.com is exactly what you get when you put together a passion for food with an ordinary mother’s access to the internet… full of dry wit and hugely entertaining’.
Article: Five Things to do in Cologne. Have a Lovely Time, 13th September 2010:
Review of Gamescom 2010 and interviews with Shannon Loftis, co-creator of Xbox Kinect, Peter Molyneux creator of Fable III and Brian Jarrard, team leader on Halo: Reach, Boob.ie 21st August 2010:
The Irish Times 7th August 2010, Food File
Mums Model for Figleaves.com, Figleaves.com blog, 20th May 2010:
Guest post on Baby Budgeting: The Budget Birthday Cupcake, 3rd May 2010:
Agadir travel review for Have a Lovely Time, 27th April 2010:
ShelterBox News: Bloggers Raise Money for Shelterbox, 8th April 2010:
Kidstart: An invitation to dinner: global dinner party in aid of the White Ribbon Alliance for Safe Motherhood, 5th March 2010:
Mmmmmmmcake (140 character Twitter reviews), 28th Feb 2010:
How to Become a Mummy Blogger (Ten of the Best UK Mummy Blogs), Made for Mums, 27th Feb 2010:
Guest ‘Friday Five’ cookbook review at The Foodie Gift Hunter, 2nd October 2009
The Irish Times 29th August 2009, Food File:
Guest Post on Curious Wines Blog: Butternut squash risotto recipe and wine review, 29th June 2009:
Mummy Bloggers go to Disney World, the Times 28th May 2009:
The Times 28th May 2009, Mummy Bloggers Know Best:
CheapEats.ie: Recipes on Irish Food Blogs (raspberry meringue pie) 1st April 2009:
SourGrapes.ie: Matching wine with Irish Blog Awards Foodie Nominees 27th January 2009:
Ready Steady Click, The Irish Times 12th December 2008
Beaut.ie: Blogger Love 9th October 2008
SourGrapes.ie: Matching wine with Irish Food Blogs (Elderflower Champagne) 26th August 2008:
Kidstart.co.uk/LivingWithKids: Lay a little egg for me, 1st July 2010:
The Examiner, 15th September 2009: