Blogging support helped one knackered mother become an author & TV expert

Blogging can take us places, from worldwide travel destinations to actual skills like improving our confidence or learning to code. Here, blogger Helen McGinn tells us her story of how blogging and the support she received at the start led to great things. Over to Helen… It all started one night, back in 2009, when…

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Arts & Culture Round-up: Slowing down for summer

Phew. We’re nearing the end of the year. Not the end that falls in the middle of winter, heralded by a whole load of Christmas cultural shenanigans (Panto, blockbuster films, tons of West End shows….and – ahem – Strictly Come Dancing). No, I mean the high-Summer lull, before the start of a new school year.…

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Win a copy of Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Do you know how to drink wine? The correct answer to this might seem: “Sure — open bottle, pour, lift glass to lips. Job done!” But there is so much more. Knackered Mother’s Wine Club shows us that enjoying every sip of wine to the hilt isn’t something demanding and silly but rather exciting and…

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Announcing the Brilliance in Blogging 2013 winners!

A word of praise must be mentioned to everyone who was shortlisted in the 2013 Brilliance in Blogging awards A round of applause must go to the six who made the Finalist stage voted by their readers and their blogging peers, they are the shining blogs of 2013. And a massive congratulations must be shouted…

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Hangout with the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club

Helen McGinn writer of the Knackered Mother’s Wine Club and winner of the Fortnum & Mason Online Drink Writer award joined us to talk about her journey from blog to book and to pass on some of her top wine secrets too. Our food editor Emma Raphael and author of A Bavarian Sojourn and Sarah…

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