Quick update: The Taste of Toronto

I haven’t updated for a while due to freelancing and getting a new job. In the meantime, this is what I’ve been up to. This year I went to Taste of Toronto, an event that highlighted the food available in the city.  [Read more...]

Back to work

My day today.

Lassco typewriter

Lassco typewriter

Maltby Street Market in London: Doughnuts, grilled cheese and beer

I had declared to a friend that I wasn’t a food tourist. That was before going to Maltby Street Market.  [Read more...]

Shopping in London, six years later

I usually don’t post about shopping because it’s subjective. But in my time in London, shopping has been interesting. [Read more...]

Freelance: What is a Statement of Work?

What is a statement of work? It is “a formal document that captures and defines the work activities, deliverables, and timeline a vendor must execute in performance of specified work for a client.” [Read more...]

Hotel de Ville de Paris

Liberty, Equality, Fraternity, Statuary. The Hotel de Ville de Paris. [Read more...]

Why content briefs are important

Content brief, freelanceI do some corporate work as part of my freelance career  where I write company blogs, white papers, sponsored content or tips sheets. That means writing to a client’s requirements, which means a content brief.

I like this type of work because you generally get a clear idea of what the client wants. The problem arises when a client contracts you out of the blue for some work and then doesn’t give you that content brief. In fact, it’s annoying because it leads to emails like this:

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Paris in Spring: croissants, Montmartre, Oscar Wilde’s grave

When in Paris… you take photos of what you ate and where you went, of course.

I will say this – Paris is spring can be wet. [Read more...]

Trading Air Transat for British Airways

Sometimes a deal is not a deal. I suspect that I’m preaching to the choir when I say this.

The last time I travelled to London, I took Air Transat. [Read more...]

Hotel Du Triangle D’or in Paris

I’m in Paris and London for the next two weeks thanks to booking this trip nearly four months ago. [Read more...]