If you’re setting up a small, creative business, if you’re wanting to launch a side hustle and freelance or if you just want to upskill in your fulltime job or business, these are must-read books. If you have friends or family who are unhappy in their current jobs or even their current lives, give them a couple of these books as a present. They’ve all been inspirations, lifesavers and signposts for me at different points as… View Post

Nothing gives me greater pleasure than exploring London – and even more so in December. So, I gathered my favourite festive finds, to create my 12 days of London Christmas Trees (2018 guide).  One of my most treasured photographs from my New Zealand childhood is of my siblings and I gathered around a Christmas Tree. Well, I say my siblings – it’s me and my sister (my brother is already gone, probably off already reading… View Post

I can’t believe it’s been 18 months since I launched as a freelance social media manager and trainer, helping small businesses and charities to grow their social media platforms. 18 months working with clients, learning many many lessons and learning a lot about my little own self. Launching a small business (my portfolio is here at www.emmacreese.co.uk) let alone one specialising in social media was never a career path I ever could have imagined for… View Post

Christmas is becoming increasingly commercialised, but it’s also a time where people really do think of the kindnesses that they can pay forward. In that spirit, I’ve been writing charity gift guides since 2014 (which have also helped me buy meaningful presents for those friends and family who are notoriously hard to buy for as well…) as well as supporting great small businesses who are making a difference in the world. Blogger gift guides are… View Post

I grew up on the other side of the world, but that doesn’t stop me embracing the traditions of a winter Christmas – especially the sheer cosy joy of a Christmas afternoon tea. This year the Wellington Lounge of the Intercontinental Hotel on Park Lane has a fabulous twelve days of Christmas theme that will delight the senses of the most hardened grinch. Disclaimer: We were delighted to be a guest of IHG and afternoontea.co.uk… View Post