So I had to do a visa run. I expect I'll have to do several more too. Still, it's a great way to see a bit more of Dubai, Sharjah, Hatta & the Hajar Mountains. Even if it's from the inside of a beat-up minivan with terrible air conditioning. Sharjah is flat. The Hajar Mountains… Continue reading RUN FORREST, RUN!
Dubai baby! I am here! We are in a villa! We have no stuff! We have an Ikea sofa-bed, which is surprisingly comfy, although sleeping with the hum of the air-con fans and no curtains has taken some getting used to, not just for me, but for Roxy too! It was the most uneventful flight… Continue reading 20 things I learned in my first week in Dubai…
My initial impressions of Dubai, I imagine, were much like everyone else's. I was under the impression was that it was for the rich, a 'Middle Eastern Vegas' for those wishing to live a lavish throw away lifestyle, and that it hadn't been in existence for all that long. And then I did some digging,… Continue reading Arabian sand, a madness you can’t understand
Through doing a couple of courses with the College of Media and Publishing I have stumbled across several (read over 30!) useful blogs and websites to do with copywriting, proofreading and writing in general. Whilst bookmarking all these sites is easily done, I wanted an RSS feed/blog reader that could do all this for me, whilst… Continue reading subscribing to blogs for writing
Whilst this book may not be about copywriting specifically, it is a great insight on how to write in the modern age, including journalism. Something which can come in handy when trying to sell an item, especially in relation to creating catchy headlines. Besides being a great read on its own, Quantick has helped to… Continue reading three invaluable books on writing