When you write as part of your work – as every PR and Marcoms consultant does – it’s lovely to be able to write about things that you choose. So, Im delighted to be writing more for mode.com
This month I chose another eclectic mix of subjects: science, ballet and trees!
The science story, was inspired by my colleague Andrew and his love of science. He owns most of the books and often quotes them. We’ve seen Marcus Chown at the Cheltenham Literature Festival, and I have no doubt he will be seeking out more science writers there this year.
The story is entitled: ‘Science Fiction to Science Fact – the Books You Should Read’. It includes Prof Brian (of D-Ream and TV fame), the Daddy of ‘The Theory of Everything’ (Richard Hawkings), sceptic Dr Ben Goldacre and the lovely Marcus Chown (who makes physics fun!)
The next story covers a subject close to my heart – trees! I grew up close to Burnham Beeches and have always loved them. So, ’50 Shades of Tree Positivity And Where To Find Them’ is about why you should get more trees in your life (the fact there is lots of research proving their benefits to both mental and physical wellbeing) and some great places to spend time among the trees, from Westonbirt Arboretum to Formby Nature Reserve.
My final story, ‘Why Ballet Isn’t Just For Posh Girls’, is about something I did as a child, and wasn’t keen on, but love watching as an adult, ballet. The story is angled around the fact that anyone can enjoy ballet – it’s not just for posh girls! So, I talk about films I love with ballet in, the comedy genius of Eric and Ernie, where to get lessons as an adult (or a child), where to see ballet and of course the wonderful music.
I had great fun writing these three stories this month… hopefully people will have fun reading them!