Posts filed under ‘Autumn 11’

A bird’s eye view

It’s easy to get complacent about living and working in such a beautiful part of the world as Dorset – sometimes you just take that amazing coastline for granted. Which is why it’s been so good working  for Coastal Publishing recently, promoting their amazing new book of aerial photography by Peter Sills called The Jurassic Coast: An Aerial Journey Through Time. 

The photographs are incredible – fantastic bird’s-eye views of this World Heritage Site everywhere from  Lyme Regis and Chesil Beach to Budleigh Salterton. And the good people at Photography Monthly have obviously been impressed to, as they have dedicated three full-colour pages in their December issue to an interview with Peter and showcased his stunning views of the coast. You can almost smell that sea air!




November 10, 2011 at 12:48 pm Leave a comment

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Last weekend Joanne went on her annual olive picking expedition –  with Giles and Midge from Olives Et Al – to a beautiful area of Spain – there was a small gang of pickers including Brett Sutton, head chef at The Eastbury in Sherborne,who tasted his way round the tapas bars and fell in love with the olive trees!  Also on the trip were Debbie and Dave of Arch House Deli in Clifton village, Bristol– the winners of Deli of the Year 2011 and Sandy and Sean who won a competition we set up with delicious magazine.    They say every picture tells a story and so have a look and feel the love…..


Also, our own Katie graduated after working full time and doing her degree at the same time – she is now well and truly honoured.  She is in the middle of this photo!


October 28, 2011 at 8:36 am Leave a comment

Joanne’s tutorial on bacon………

Watch on YouTube………………

Not to be missed!

October 17, 2011 at 2:59 pm 1 comment

The Eggsperiment

They say that it’s the simplest ideas that make the biggest difference – and if the perfect boiled egg and soldier “Eggsperiment” that we organised for Sherborne Girls on Monday morning is anything to go by they might well be right.

With the backing of the Royal Society of Chemistry and the help of Professor Hal Sosabowski, principal lecturer at Brighton University, who led the girls in the experiment and was truly inspirational, we have managed to go global with our coverage!

Within hours of pressing the send button on the press release yesterday morning with the results of the eggsperiment – Delia was right all along and that the perfect boiled egg does take six minutes – the story was up on The Telegraph onlineand Metro online.

And it didn’t stop there: this morning brought the news that The Telegraph newspaper had given it a lovely big splash on page three. What’s more it had also caught the eye of BBC One lunchtime news team, who promptly dispatched the lovely Louise Hubbell to interview five girls in the school’s new £2.5 million science labs (they were brilliant by the way – how sixth-former Iram managed to hold an egg on a spoon on national TV without it shaking with nerves is beyond me!).

That went out at lunchtime today at 1.15pm introduced by Sophie Raworth, and made a nice bit of light relief after the Tory conference. Then bingo: it was up on Daily Mail online which gets an eyewatering 21,842,107 hits per morning, shortly followed by the Times of India online, meaning that Sherborne Girls and a very humble egg and soldiers story had travelled from our Positive PR Grain Loft in Dorset to the Indian Subcontinent in little under 24 hours. Oh, and there’s an interview on Radio Sussex coming up tomorrow morning with Professor Hal and another for the girls on BBC Radio Scotland today.  All in all a very good day’s work.


October 5, 2011 at 4:41 pm Leave a comment