An autumn afternoon spent wandering around Chester Zoo didn’t feel like work.
But it was: a guest blog post for the
Marketing Cheshire blog with a half-term theme and timed for the return of the popular TV series, The Secret Life of the Zoo.
Here’s a sample:
I’ve come to Chester Zoo on an autumnal afternoon to meet some of the new arrivals from the zoo’s recent baby boom — some 733 mammals have been born in 2018, beating the previous highest total of 566 in the same time period.
But what lies behind the baby boom? Science, explains zoo ranger Amy Pilsbury. “We’re constantly monitoring the animals’ poo to check their hormone levels.”
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Cute babies and half-term fun: how to make the most of a day at Chester Zoo.
Chester has some real characters — try Calum [pictured above at cigar shop Turmeaus].
I’ve been helping to uncover some of them recently with a series of guest blog posts for the Chester Growth Partnership.
It’s a copywriting job with plenty of journalistic research and a touch of personal blog-post-style experience.
Over autumn I’ve interviewed some key figures from the Chester foodie scene, experts in property and uncovered offbeat ideas for Christmas shopping on a tour of the Rows.
It’s been great, in particular, to celebrate the independent shops and small business that make the city special.
The content is hosted on the blog but also shared through the Marketing Cheshire social channels — look out for my stories on Facebook and LinkedIn.
The full set of guests posts is as follows. Look out for more in the new year.
Eat, drink and be merry: Chester’s foodie revolution
Could the future of Chester be more Blade Runner than black and white
Medieval cellars, an adult creche and German sausages — that’s how to celebrate Christmas in Chester
Wales is lovely in autumn.
While everyone is back into work mode, I love escaping to Snowdonia [atop Y Eifel pictured above] and marvelling at the changing colours of the landscape.
This was the idea behind a series of editorial posts I worked on recently. It was sponsored content for
Telegraph Travel and commissioned by Visit Wales.
The themes were adventure, days out and hidden gems. I also wrote a couple of more narrative-based posts about the heritage of Conwy Castle and walking trails.
You can read the full set of articles at
Find Your Epic in Wales.
Or catch the individual posts as follows:
Alternative activities in Wales for the whole family
Ten of the best walks with rewards in Wales
Travelling in the Med is always better off season.
And that’s the concept behind my latest guest blog post for the luxury villas company, Dynamic Lives.
Here’s a sample:
The crowds have dispersed. The queues are gone. But the islands are still open and the weather is glorious.
The Med in autumn: it’s the best time to visit hippy-chic Ibiza or Mykonos, the Greek island of glamour. No, really.
“The expectations are different in autumn,” says Sarah Kinniburgh, Villa Services Manager for luxury villa specialists Dynamic Lives.
“The islands attract a more chilled-out crowd, more regulars and people looking for more active breaks, such as hiking, biking and watersports.”
I’m always looking for new work, writing editorial content or guest posts for your brand, so please do get in touch.
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