Wednesday, 29 June 2011

Seal of approval from top business woman Jacqueline Gold of Knickerbox /Ann Summers fame

 I WON - can't believe it!! Along with @buggytug and @thejeanboutique



 Today - I saw a tweet about a competition on Twitter run by Jacqueline Gold which I believe stands for Women (inbusiness) on Wednesday #WOW . I may have got that bit wrong - someone correct me. See more about the ceo of Ann Summers and Knickerbox on her twitter page where there is a link to her website and you can see her tweets about #WOW

Jacqueline invited anyone to tweet their business including that hache tag by 5pm today and she would pick just three businesses and retweet their entry. I thought "why not?"

At 6pm what did I find just before going to eat with the children? a single mention from @Jacqueline_Gold :

" #WOW winner @Moobaacluck Love the concept of 'handmade happiness'. Beautiful, well-designed website"

It's so gratifying to hear that Jacqueline thinks so highly of a website that I designed myself - (of course I did use the wonderful @createdotnet programme)! But still it encourages me to get uploading all those images that are awaiting treatment!!

If you haven't seen my new website yet its here : http:www.gabriellabuckingham.com

Thursday, 23 June 2011

Help for freelancers : Freelance Friends

Inspired by reading so many comments like this on Twitter:

"I wish I was nearer and I would come and help with packing like a shot..."
"I'd help if I lived near you..."

I've come up with an idea. Its just a germ that I thought of in 10 mins... so needs a lot of figuring out.

I would have to have it organised based on counties and then people could access it to put their names forward as either volunteers (if they wish)- or just if not more valid - paid workers - with a fee that they would like to achieve per hour as a helper. That way creatives who are low on work are able to earn whilst helping those that are so busy they can't cope. Other freelances are far more likely to be available at short notice and if there is a list of names - locations and fees then it could be the answer to finding help.

The legalities are another issue - I can't forsee any problems if I am running it as an information list only. Can anyone else?

I'm quite serious about this, so please all genuine advice is gratefully received.


Thanks!


Monday, 20 June 2011

a few images for me to remember


 Who's looking at you kid?

Hunstanton Sea life centre two weeks ago ish. 
You aren't allowed to use flash of course.


I was amazed and how beautifully my Fuji F100 captured the colour as it really was.