Jobs and Jackson

Hey everyone, first blog in a while.

I hope you’re all keeping well and staying safe in these crazy times. We’ll hopefully be moving house soon, which sounds a bit of a logistical nightmare in the middle of a pandemic but still, it’ll be nice to get out of Southend (I’ve lived here on and off since 2012, and for the bulk of that time I was working here, too!).

Speaking of work, I had a bit of an announcement to make last week. After several months as Deputy Editor, I was promoted to Editor-In-Chief of

In just over a year I’ve gone from freelance news writer to the EIC role, and that’s testament to the team in place to produce consistently incredible results. I won’t deny that there’s certainly added pressure that comes with the new role, but having helped grow the site from hitting a few million to going on to hit multiple milestones and breaking our traffic records, I feel it’s a really good opportunity to put my stamp on things.

Perhaps most excitingly, it means I’m now able to commission freelance writers, which feels like coming full circle and offering a chance to give back to a community that helped me reach this point.

We also took Jackson to go and view a nursery yesterday, and he loved it. I can’t believe he’s two in May, and as cheeky as he can be, and as much as I’m going to miss him while he’s there, I can’t wait for him to make friends.

Between all of that and our impending move, Frankie and I will soon be in a position to start planning our wedding. It’s our fourth Valentines Day together today, and I can’t think of anyone I’d rather be locked down with.

Ciao for now,