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My Interview for Miss Digital Media Website

I had the pleasure of being interviewed by Beckie of Miss Digital Media check out the interview here https://www.missdigitalmedia.co.uk/brands-books-and-bios/

This is what Beckie has to say about my interview and her page –

Beckie Sanderson owner of Miss Digital Media interviewed The Simple Mum about writing, blogging, building a brand, and publishing children’s books. 

The purpose of the interview was to write an inspirational and informative guest post for Beckie’s Classroom Blog, to help other aspiring authors, bloggers and businesses with tips on how to create a brand, write a blog, publish a book and build an audience. 

Check out Beckie’s Classroom Blog for helpful articles tips and advice on branding, design, online marketing, self-publishing, and more. 

Beckie is always looking for other businesses to collaborate with! Please get in touch with her if you would like to contribute a guest post to this blog.


Miss Digital Media offers a variety of services to help businesses to boost their brands, publish books and promote their businesses.

Miss Digital Media website: https://www.missdigitalmedia.co.uk 

Beckie Sanderson

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Recipes

Sultana scones recipe

Sultana scones are so tasty especially when freshly made and teamed with Jam and cream. They are great to make as they use limited ingredients and are quick and easy.

The hardest thing when making scones is then deciding if the Jam or Cream goes first! 

For me it has to be Jam first as I feel I need to spread the jam but I dollop on the cream.

Ingredients

350g self-rasing flour

¼ tsp salt

1 tsp baking powder

85g butter

30g caster sugar

175ml milk

1 tsp vanilla extract

35g sultanas 

Method

  1. Preheat the oven to 220c fan or 200c gas
  2. Add the flour, salt and baking powder into a bowl and mix together
  3. Add in the butter and with your fingers rub together until it looks like breadcrumbs
  4. Stir in the sugar and sultanas to the mixture
  5. Make a well and add in 175ml of milk and a tsp of vanilla extract to the mixture and stir quickly to combine. 
  6. When the mixture is combined, scatter some flour over a board and tip the mixture out on to it. Sprinkle a bit more flour over the dough and your hands and then start to give the dough a quick knead until it is smoother.
  7. Flatten out your mixture till it is about 4 cm deep then use a 5cm cutter to cut out your scones. The first time we made these I didn’t have a cutter so I just ripped some balls of dough from the mixture and then flattened them down. 
  8. Place your scones on a baking tray and then brush the tops of the scones with a bit of milk
  9. Bake for 10 – 15 mins until they are golden and have risen
  10. Let them cool and then add in your Jam and Cream making the big decision of what goes in first.

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Business and Marketing General

I am Back! Why I took a break from The Simple Mum and how I am looking forward to Blogging again.

Where have I been? 

As you may have noticed I have not been blogging lately and have had a bit of a break from my blog and social media pages. I have to admit I had so much going on in my life I was really struggling to do it all and I ended up sending less and less time with my family so something had to give and unfortunately that was blogging.

So what has been happening? 

Well we decided to put our house up for sale and was going through the marketing process, carrying out stressful Military style deep cleans every time we had a viewing when I was then hit with the news I was being made redundancy at work. 

Now it wasn’t an entire shock as I knew my office was closing in March 2020 which would have gave me plenty of time to move and then sort a new job out. However the powers above decided that they would close the office early. One day we were called into a meeting and told that our last day would be 31st October 2019. 

Following that meeting my evenings have been filled with job searching and application forms, I can even tell you how many I have done, it has been endless. It has literally taken over my life and left me with not much time for anything else.

So unfortunately blogging has had to take a back seat for a while.

The Good News!

I have now secured a job so no more applications (woohoo) and I am looking forward to getting back to my blog and all my wonderful readers and followers. 

I will be working a full time day job from November and when we find a new house we will have the stress of moving so I will be running the blog in between my hectic everyday life so do please bear with me if I am a little slow.

Amazing News!

To kick start off getting back into blogging, I have been asked by BBC Somerset to discuss my blog on the radio show Connected with Charlie Taylor . You can catch me live on Thursday 10th October at 8pm talking all things blogging and social media.

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Why I turned Vegetarian and my journey on cutting out meat

Being a writer with Dyslexia

Art is good for the soul (even if you are not very good at it)

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