I’ve just returned from Paris and another fabulous few days wearing my Epica juror hat. Later this week the Grand Prix winners will be unveiled in Berlin.

9781350010413I had the honour of contributing to the gorgeous Epica Book which is 30 years old this year. My report is on DDB’s “Simplified Stories” campaign for the Belgium Alzheimer’s League. The books have been re-designed to help people with dementia enjoy reading again.

The book they chose to condense was Peter Verbruggen’s biography of Belgium pop star Paul Van Haver, who is known to his fans as Stromae.

Click here to find out how they edited out 8,000 words, created chapter summaries, used shorter sentences and easier words, plus special typography.


After all these years, it’s still a thrill to get a cover story.

This month I got the chance to interview actress Gemma Atkinson for the cover of OK! magazine. Not only is she part of this year’s brilliant Strictly Come Dancing line-up but she’s sending out a fantastic message about health and fitness. Going to the gym isn’t about being skinny it’s about being STRONG. Love it.

Good luck for the rest of the show Gemma!



I’m excited to be joining the pre-selection jury for the Epica Awards in Paris, for the third year running. It really is an honour to be able to judge this magnificent smorgasbord of creativity, diversity and imagination.

If your ad campaign is worthy of being judged by journalists working in media and advertising from around the world, now is the time to submit.

Extended deadline: you have until Friday October 13 to submit. Click on the link above.

Good luck, bon chance – and I’ll see you in Paris at the end of October!



Hello and welcome! I’ve just returned from a wonderful travel assignment to the city of Lisbon, in Portugal. Thank goodness because the summer in the UK this 2017 has been absolutely woeful. Constant rain and grey skies – I can’t even show off my fab new pedicure! So here are a couple of photographs; the first was taken at the magnificent Sky Bar, at the Tivoli Hotel, which has stunning views over the city’s ‘seven hills’, and another from our super fun tuk-tuk tour with my fellow journalists. The article will be published in OK! magazine in September. Spoiler alert – I loved it! Click on the travel writing page above to read about my past adventures. Obrigada!



I am thrilled to learn that my script “American Woman” has been announced as an Official Selection at the 2017 Beverly Hills Film Festival, in Los Angeles.