An open letter to 10-year-old me

Dear 10-year-old Katie,

I’m writing this from the year 2020. I know, it feels a long way off, doesn’t it? 

You’ve just turned 38, and you and your family have just experienced your first (and hopefully last) global pandemic. Lots of people in the world died and it was a scary, confusing and disruptive time for everyone. But don’t worry, you’re OK.

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Examples of sustainable packaging from three very different brands

Product-based companies are facing sustainability scrutiny across every part of their manufacturing and supply chains. This means innovation is key. I’ve gathered some examples of sustainable packaging here that showcase what can be done when companies put sustainability at their heart. They combine eco-friendly materials, innovative functionality and original design.

*I have no affiliation with any of these brands. I am a genuine customer, follower and admirer of their work, but I am not being paid for featuring them in this post.

 

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Business tools and apps I use every single workday

When I start work each day, there is a group of business tools, apps and tabs that I open and use without fail throughout the day. As a writer, I work for multiple clients across multiple projects every day. This means I need to make sure I’m organised, communicating well, managing my time and consistently delivering. These business tools keep me on track and I’m not sure I could live without them now.

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Why I decided to become a sustainability writer

I’ve always loved writing, so it’s no surprise that the path I’ve taken has eventually led to me running my own copy and content writing business. In fact, the only reason I didn’t do it sooner is because I got to do so much writing in my old job as a bid writer and commercial manager. So it was almost as if the need was being fed, and therefore I didn’t feel the urge to take the plunge. But when I was made redundant from my job in broadcasting after 15 years in the industry, the time felt right. I was going it alone! But why did I decide to become a sustainability writer, rather than just writing for anyone?

 

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Crispy panko tofu with vegetable katsu noodles

 

You know when food bloggers promise you a recipe but then you have to scroll through 4,500 words on why they love this recipe and what specific emotions it evokes when they eat it? Yeah, this is not one of those times. So, by popular Insta-demand, here is my super simple, extra-quick recipe for vegan, delicious, crispy panko tofu with katsu noodles. BOOM.

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Airbnb Host Tips: Making A Good Airbnb Listing Amazing

After 3 months of full time travel, we offer our top tips to keep your Airbnb listing’s 5* reviews rolling in

RV Trip With Young Kids – A Day In The LIFE

This post was first published as a guest post for Canadian RV rental company CanaDream. Full disclosure: I did not receive payment for writing this post, but I did receive a discount on my RV …

RV Trip With Young Children – 5 Reasons To Pack Up And Go

When we embarked on this family gap year, taking an RV trip with our two young children didn’t figure highly on the bucket list. Our children are active, noisy, messy and not great with confined spaces so we didn’t really think the two were compatible. Oh, and my husband doesn’t like camping.

WE DID IT – We’re Travelling The World With our Children

What? We Actually Did It! Before this post, I started writing about the people I encountered when selling everything we owned on Facebook Marketplace. But that was stirring up all the anger and frustration I …

Round The World With Children – FAQs

First thing’s first. I’ve been toying with writing this for a while but, in the current circumstances, I feel a bit of a fraud. As it stands, we leave with our two children on a …