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Freelance Bristol Mum is just that – a series of podcasts about life as a freelancer, juggling motherhood around running a business and some of the interesting people along the way. Bristol based, with a love of the West Country.



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Freelance Bristol Mum
May 15, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Our first night out as a family of 4 in The Hungry Caterpillar play cafe - tasting the delights of Ah-mahs Dumplings. Grown ups eat, while little ones play!
Freelance Bristol Mum
May 10, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Discover how hand wrapped dog biscuits became a business inspiration. Claire Hardy & Helen Godfrey share their secrets behind You Are SO Invited.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Apr 28, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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The Lazy Daisy Chain was founded in 2004, based on a combination of massage, hypnobirthing, yoga and active birthing, for a positive birth experience. Lazy Daisy teacher, Karen Whittaker, gives me a taste of the Daisy experience and how it can make for a more positive birth.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Apr 9, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Laura Rawlings, guest reports for Freelance Bristol Mum, going behind the scenes at What the Frock! An all female comedy line up - she gets the low down on why Jane Duffas was inspired to set up the evening & how the MC, Cerys Nelmes, didn't spare any blushes on her son's 16th birthday.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Mar 30, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Discover why Sheona Beaumont decided to feature in One Born Every Minute, after previously refusing to watch the show. Find out about the role her faith played in the birth & how motherhood has influenced her work as an artist. A heartfelt journey & story shared on Freelance Bristol Mum.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Mar 25, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Discover how one stressful swim at the local swimming pool, inspired Hayleigh Jones to start her own business. Motherhood, business & making life easy - with Freelance Bristol Mum.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Mar 13, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Michelle Beazley, the voice of the turbo, for First Great Western - joins me in the studio for a look at some of the stories in this weeks news. We hear about the impact the floods had on the line, the recent death of union leader Bob Crow & women's football.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Mar 9, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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A mosey through St Nics Market with Amanda White, as we talk about the inspiration behind Gift Frippery & how being a 'Blue Peter Mum' led her to start her own business.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Mar 6, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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David Niven joins me in the studio for a look at some of the headlines that have made the papers this week. As the former chairman of the British Association of Social Workers, David is a regular media spokesperson on child protection issues & brings his experience to the table when it comes to his take on some of the headlines. We look at sharp elbowed parenting, high waisted nappies, drinking in pregnancy & how there is more than meets the eye with childhood obesity.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Feb 27, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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'50 Things Engagement Ranger', Nicole Armitage, takes me for a walk through Leigh Woods, as we discover Bristol diamonds, den building workshops & picnics in the woods for Mother's Day.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Feb 26, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Recreate that swishy salon feeling & capture Spring - with the latest podcast on Spring hair & trends. Life is busy in the fast lane of motherhood, so treat yourself to a pile of magazines & a season of Spring trends.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Feb 11, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Networking with a difference - namely, netwalking! A heady mix of fresh air & conversation, facilitated by Rosalind Jane Turner. We take to the streets of Bristol, with a group of women & make business connections together.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Feb 6, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Pauline Leeson, founded Holly Hedge Animal Sanctuary in 1982 & has dedicated her life to re-homing & rescuing animals ever since then - taking her first holiday after 20 years! We go behind the scenes at Holly Hedge, meet some of the four legged friends and hear about her commitment to the role.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Feb 6, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Performance Artist, Liz Council, takes to the stage with her baby & asks 'can we have it all' in motherhood?
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jan 30, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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The Great British Budget is about to begin! I get the low down on the challenge with fellow Freelance Bristol Mum Ang Tonge, Project Coordinator and Toby Hughes - CEO of Your Wealth, as we tighten our belts for February.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jan 23, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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It's hard to believe in 2014, that women are still subjected to pregnancy discrimination. It's thought 60,000 women a year lose their jobs due to pregnancy discrimination. Maternity Action tells us how they are campaigning to make difference & remind the Government, there are names behind those numbers.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jan 15, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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A real life guide to one of the ways you can get your business started, looking at the components with Melody Beard and some help from SWIG Finance.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jan 12, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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South Bristol Mum, Melody Beard, shares how bringing up a toddler this side of the river, proved the inspiration behind opening a Play Cafe with a difference. We chat one Saturday morning in the cafe, as she tells us the nuts & bolts behind it all.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jan 2, 2014 freelancebristolmum
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Detox your home & declutter your mind after Christmas. Interior designer, Alison Armitage tells how you can create your perfect space at home - even with children!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Dec 23, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Nick the Vic gives his insights on being a vicar at Christmas, nearly conducting a service as a lolly pop lady & reminding us of the real meaning of Christmas. With extracts from St Augustine's Church Christingle service.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Dec 18, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Andy Ford, aka Buttons, in Cinderella at the Bristol Hippodrome - has a chat with Freelance Bristol Mum between performances. He shares the secrets on what makes a panto special, tells us what it's like working with Louie Spence & has advice for the next generation who want to tread the boards.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Dec 12, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I join Louise from Baby Bites in the kitchen, as she cooks up a Christmas breakfast & some cheese gougers. While things bubble away on the stove, we share tasty Christmas memories & how to deal with toddlers who will only eat pudding! Guest contributions from junior reporters, Otis & Jemima.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Dec 5, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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The principle stylist at Duke & Scarlet, Yazz, shares the secrets on how you can create the perfect party hair!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 30, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I catch up with Sharky & George, the Peter Pan's on business - who organise jaw dropping parties. They share the secrets on easy family games to play, to help keeps all ages entertained at Christmas.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 23, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Katie Stephens, the manager of Bath racecourse, talks through her childhood days. She tells how hard graft & following her heart, led her to enjoy the work/life balance she has today.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 18, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I'm joined in conversation by Bristol poet, Rachel Boast & Poetry By Heart winner, Kaiti Soultana. Together they talk about the experience & differences in poetry recitation and the importance of taking poetry to heart.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 13, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Yvonne Craig Inskip, was brought up in 1930s London, by two mothers. It was a time when women living together was innocent, so no one asked - but her childhood was explained away by secrets. It wasn't until later in life she confirmed which one was her birth mother & traced her father. Her adult years were spent campaigning for contraception to be widely available with 'Every child a wanted child' and fought as a magistrate for mothers to have 50p an hour for childcare. A maverick and...
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 10, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Robin Hague, Head of Communications from the Happy City, tells me how they can help fellow freelance Bristol mum's in both happiness & productivity.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 8, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A step back in time & chat to Nicole Burnett, the Founder & Editor in Chef of Pretty Nostalgic - simplistic beauty at it's best.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Nov 4, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Amy Tilston, editor of Pregnancy Tales, shares how new friends & conversations during pregnancy, paved the way to giving up teaching & publishing a book.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 31, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Tish Jeffery, the brains behind the new play barn at Farrington's, tells me her story - of moving in with her in laws after a year of marriage & how the birth of a new baby, was the beginning of a new business. 20 years on & 4 children later, the farm shop is still going strong & they're opening even more doors for little ones!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 29, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Annabel Beeforth, founder of the wedding blog, Love My Dress, shares her story about how a love of vintage nostalgia & weddings led to a whole new lifestyle and career.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 25, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Jess Hellens, explains how your half term headache need be no more! Bristol Family Arts Festival has teamed up with venues across the city, to provide free & paid for events for all. We chat on Brunel's ss Great Britain, with guest contributions from young reporter, Jemima!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 23, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Helen Johnson, an assistant curate at St Augustine's & St Paul's, speaks about her role in the community. How she sees herself as a supportive figure to help empower women & while working in a traditional male role, the importance of femininity.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 20, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part 2 of 5 parts dedicated to Women Outside the box - celebrating the way women work. I manage to catch up with Rosalind Jane Turner, the woman behind Netwalks - networking & walking!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 20, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part 3 of 5 series. Jenny Williams tells me how motherhood & a series of children's birthday parties, inspired her to leave life as a Detective for Avon & Somerset & start her own business - looking at the science of crime.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 20, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part 4 of 5 parts, dedicated to Women Outside the Box - celebrating the way women work. I catch up with one of the keynote speakers, Sue Tugman, from Brunel Promotions and talked about 'she who dares' - the ethos of the day.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 20, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part 5 of 5 parts, dedicated to Women Outside the box, celebrating the way women work. I had an amazing chat with Joni Farthing, the inspiration & founder of WOTB. Fantastic woman, well worth a listen.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 20, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Abi hill, Stage Manager, Organiser & Administrator, for circus & social circus projects in Bristol - explains about bringing her son up in circus life, provided a community of support, when it came to juggling motherhood around stage life.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 8, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part of 1 of 5 parts, dedicated to Women Outside the box - celebrating the way women work. I catch up with Anne-Louise Perez & Imogen McIntosh, the women behind Your Street Gift cards, who launched their business this year.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Oct 1, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I chat with Louise from Baby Bites, who reveals the secrets on how to make a foolproof tortilla for all the family.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Sep 27, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Freelance Bristol Mum on tour! While on holiday in Westward Ho! I meet up with the Braddicks, two generations of the Braddicks family, behind several family businesses in North Devon - including the beautiful Pier House.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Sep 19, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I catch up with Michelle, the voice of the turbo for FGW & find out what it's like working in a man's world.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Sep 10, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Fiona Francombe, gives me a guided tour of behind the scenes at the Bottle Yard - the South West’s largest dedicated production space and location facility. We find out why you'll need some thick socks!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Sep 5, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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The latest thing in toddler music - Karina & James from Jingaloo, spill the beans on the inspiration behind their classes. Together they give children an understanding in basic music principles. Not to mention counting Gromits!
Freelance Bristol Mum
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Hayleigh Jones, the woman behind Aquatic Harmony, tells how life changed after having her little one & made the plunge into running her own business.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Aug 13, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Avril Baker, the woman behind the Bristol International Kite Festival, tells how her student days & a love of kites led to an international festival - in a life long before children!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Aug 8, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Leyla & James Fellows, explain how the birth of their son & a love of yoga, led to running a new business. Some serious multi tasking & still they sound calm!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Aug 3, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I catch up with my old school friend, Mark Joy - who ran 7 marathons in 7 days, in memory of his sister Lisa & nephew Louie, who died during childbirth.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jul 24, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A chat with Louise in the kitchen, as we make courgette & chocolate muffins - a family treat for every one.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jul 24, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I chat with Louise from Baby Bites as she makes beetroot, feta & pumpkin seeds muffins & ponder if Kate Middleton will breastfeed.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jul 19, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I revisit St Augustine's Church and help the statue of Christ on to this new home.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jul 14, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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I catch up with Michãela Deasy-Smith, a fashion event planner & mum to the beautiful Mariella. We hear about the world of fashion, while poolside diners sing Twinkle Twinkle Little Star to Mariella!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jul 2, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A chat with Geraldine Taylor, award winning author & writer of Be Your Childs Natural Teacher -shares her story of how becoming a mum in the 70s, carved her path to running workshops across the county.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jun 27, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A chat with Bristol's very own Diva Weaver - otherwise known as Angie Parker. Mum to three girls, wife to one husband and diva to some finely woven chairs!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jun 26, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A chat with Sian - the inspiration behind the Midsummer's Eve charity swim, the morning after the event.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jun 13, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Part two in the series, from Your Street. A chat with two Bristol women - Anne-Louise Perez & Imogen McIntosh who have recently launched their own business & shared some pearls in how they got started.
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jun 13, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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Bristol women, Anne-Louise Perez & Imogen McIntosh – set up their own business, Your Street gift cards. A way to support local businesses and a great excuse to go shopping!
Freelance Bristol Mum
Jun 13, 2013 freelancebristolmum
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A chat with Sian Clark - a young woman living with terminal bone cancer & the inspiration behind the Midsummer's Eve Charity Swim.