No Need to Fear the D Word

No Need to Fear the D Word

The taboo around end of life matters stops us being open, honest and comfortable about death. This article by experienced celebrant Wendy Coulton looks at how to discuss this natural stage of our life cycle.

Thank You Plymouth

Thank You Plymouth

I like the idea of taking time to be grateful for what we have. So I thought it would be nice to remember some of the things that make Plymouth so great. You may like to add some of your own in the comments section below. Thank you for Plymouth Sound In Plymouth,...
Theo Paphitis in Plymouth – on Business

Theo Paphitis in Plymouth – on Business

Theo Paphitis is one of the best-known names in British business. Having already established his name and reputation as a specialist in turning around ailing businesses, he hit public fame as one of the panel of entrepreneurs on Dragon’s Den. Theo Paphitis...
Wedding Anniversary Gifts by the Year

Wedding Anniversary Gifts by the Year

Every year, on our wedding anniversary we have the same conversation: “So what is the official gift for this year?” “I don’t know. Why don’t you Google it?” Like most people, we know that 25 years is your silver anniversary and your...
Hold Out Your Hand

Hold Out Your Hand

Recently, the death of the celebrity Robin Williams has dominated both news media and social media. I’m glad it has, because it has led to a lot of public discussion about depression. It is high time we all started to hold out a hand to help each other through...
Start-up Stories: Plymouth Carpentry

Start-up Stories: Plymouth Carpentry

Thomas and Jack have been working at one of the world’s leading producers of luxury yachts for over ten years between them. They have recently taken the bold step of starting up their own business, Plymouth Carpentry. Sticking to their roots in woodwork and...
The Top House Selling Mistakes to Avoid

The Top House Selling Mistakes to Avoid

House Selling Mistakes 1: Avocado-Green Bathrooms It’s amazing how often the still hideous avocado bathroom suite crops up in houses for sale. If your bathroom is a tribute to the Seventies, it’s time to invest in an upgrade. Potential buyers will see it...
10 Inspiring Quotes for Life

10 Inspiring Quotes for Life

No matter how driven, motivated and proactive you are, there will come times when your inspiration needs a boost. When I get like that, one of the things I find really helpful is reading and sharing words of wisdom from people who are smarter than me. Here are...
Start-up Stories: Let Them Eat…

Start-up Stories: Let Them Eat…

When Lisa Hackett decided to take her own dietary issues in hand, little did she know that it would provide the ingredients for a new Plymouth business. We caught up with Lisa for Start-up Stories and asked her all about it. Where did it all begin?  I have...
Start-up Stories: My Fabulous Cakes

Start-up Stories: My Fabulous Cakes

Less than a year ago, Abi Noall gave up a career in management to pursue her dream of making luxury chocolate cakes, here in Plymouth. Now her new business, the aptly named My Fabulous Cakes is showing signs of sweet success. Early Beginnings The roots of her business...
Meet Plymouth’s Public Speaking Club

Meet Plymouth’s Public Speaking Club

Public speaking is one of those things that strikes terror into the hearts of the inexperienced. Glossophobia, or the fear of public speaking, is often referred to as the most dreaded of all phobias. Even more so than the fear of dying or even – get this...
Business Networking Groups in Plymouth

Business Networking Groups in Plymouth

The funny thing about networking is that every business has to do it. Exactly what form that takes is up to each business, but there is no such thing as a successful business that never did any networking at all. In short: networking is an essential part of your...
#LovePlymouth: A People-Powered Opportunity

#LovePlymouth: A People-Powered Opportunity

Last night I attended the brilliant Devon Social Media Cafe where Ash Mashhadi revealed his ‘big idea’ to turn Plymouth into a social media powerhouse. I’m always skeptical about ‘big ideas’ but what he outlined was brilliant in its simplicity and infectious in its potential.

The Hotel Inspector vs The Astor Hotel

The Hotel Inspector vs The Astor Hotel

Last night saw the first airing of a TV programme that I had been anticipating for months: The Hotel Inspector. Why was I so keen to watch it? Two reasons: it was set in my home city, Plymouth, and I was in it! This article is about what it was like to be part of the show.

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