Category: local business

Savouring the Summer slow-down and a little reflection

This week I’ve realised that despite being on school summer holidays, I’m still managing to carve out some creative time and find moments of inspiration too, in-between the shouts of ‘Mum, what’s for lunch?! and Mum, what are we doing today and Mum can…

How Photography can lead to creative joy

  Last week I dared myself to enter the BBC Countryfile photo competition, partly just to try but also to make me look for the unusual a little bit more when I’m taking my photographs every day. Whilst on that mission, it made me…

Who’s cheering you on? And are you backing them too?

  This week it’s Holmfirth Art Week, a huge festival locally that has raised almost £1Million in funds for Macmillan Cancer and has been going since 1967. It attracts 400 exhibiting artists, over 2000 pieces of artwork and approximately 10,000 visitors and spreads out…

What’s wowed you lately?

This week I have to talk about last week, which was pretty amazing in many ways. It was a week of extremes, fresh back from holiday, we had a lot on straight away; the kids back to school, I went to see Take That…

Checking in and celebrating achievements

After the challenges I wrote about last week when I was trying to do all things possible and invent extra time in the universe, the upshot has been an amazing week and this made me think about how it is so important, especially after…

Why Curiosity is key for me…

Hello and Happy Easter to you all, I thought it might now be the time to introduce myself a bit more, now that I’m further along this blogging road and explain how The Curious Creative Club all came about. So, this is me, when…

You’ve got to seize the opportunities…

Today’s interview is with someone I met through the fabulous Shelley Art Group, Nigel Proud. As with everyone who comes to this group, Nigel was friendly and welcoming to me when I joined. At that point I was a complete novice and had the…

A Holme-made tale of international success and personal satisfaction

This week I‘m interviewing Carole Heaton from Holmemade With Love, a local crafter, designer and producer of beautiful hand-made gifts and home goods, living in the gorgeous Holme Valley. We talk about what is really important to her in her business, where she’d like…

From Postie to Peonies, one woman’s path to starting her small business…

Hi everyone, it’s my 10th Blog Post today yeah! When I started out I didn’t have a clue how it would go or if I’d have enough to talk about to you all but thankfully I never even have to think about it, I…