Square Meal – Venues & Events Show – 17/18 September



Point blank if you work in the industry and you can’t make this years Venues & Events Show – drop everything (event pending obviously) and go.


Celebrating its 10th year, the show takes place on 17 & 18th September at its usual Old Billingsgate Haunt in London and promises to be bigger and better than ever.  I do my utmost to attend every year as  is great to keep abreast of event ideas and speak to suppliers from Ascot Racecourse to Vinopolis.

I hope to see you there! You can register for free here and the Twitter #hashtag for the event is #VE14



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40 Fascinating Words that Generate More Shares on Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn and Google Plus

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

Are you trying to get your content shared using social media sites like Twitter and Facebook? Want to know how to maximise the effect of each tweet and post?

Take a look at this infographic from Womanhood which gives you the 40 words that generate the most social shares. There’s also a bonus social media image size guide and optimum posting times for Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, Google Plus and Pinterest.

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It’s the final countdown

20140501-211538.jpgFor an Event Planner, it doesn’t get better than planning your own wedding.

We now have just 12 days to go until ours and I couldn’t be more excited to become Mrs Rees.

Stay tuned for my epic post wedding blog… right now I have to write another to-do list.




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My parents are visiting from Australia at the moment, ready for our wedding in two weeks (woo hoo) and we wanted to take them to a restaurant on our lovely Thames and in the sunshine… we had a great seat outside and on arrival at The Minnow were served straight away.

We must have eaten at The Minnow 50 times and the food is always perfect. Being “The Minnow” they have an abundance of fish on offer and the majority of the people we were with yesterday ordered fish.  I ordered the spit roast chicken for one (mainly because I think it is funny to say spit roast) and asked for a side of mashed potatoes which was amazing and a great size for £12.95.  It usually comes with fries but I just fancied mashed potato which they happily switched for me.

My dad had the meal below.  The Grilled North Atlantic Salmon (£13.50) served with buttered baby potatoes, feta, peas, fresh mint & edamame bean salad.  It looked, and tasted amazing.

As I said above, we have been so many times and will continue to go back.  My only concern yesterday was that our order got misplaced and we didn’t get our baked Camembert in time so decided to cancel but that aside, the service was great and we loved the food.

Cant wait to go back and have my baked Camembert next time.

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The Top 5 Social Media Platforms You Should be Using to Market Your Business

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Social Media Platforms for your social business

Originally posted on Red Website Design Blog:

When used correctly social media can be a great tool for building your business. When we first started out Twitter was our sole source of customers and to this day it still generates approx 20% of our business.

There’s more to life than just Twitter though as shown in the infographic below from the Gold Coast Design Studio which gives you the top 5 social media platforms you should be using to market your business.

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I have been to Bills a few times and have no idea why, but thought it was a chain, owned by someone from New Zealand?!

That aside, its not and instead has it’s foundations in East Sussex where founder Bill Collison started his “Bills” in a shed before moving onto the high street and then opening the restaurants we know and love today..

My Bills is located in Clink Street, Borough and this morning we went for breakfast to celebrate Karis’s birthday.

The food (as ever) was spot on.  I had 2 poached eggs with a side of baked beans  (£7.95) and the ladies had a sausage sandwich (£4.65) and scrambled eggs on toast (£4.95).  For the price you really can’t beat it.  I have spent £10.00 in Pret before for a coffee, juice and a baguette for breakfast!

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The staff this morning were also wonderful (despite not letting me in before 8.00 am (their opening time) and having to do laps in the rain because I was early) and I have always found them to be so.

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I really can’t fault Bills and hope to keep going back!  You can find the story or Bills and their menu here!