Freelance Bristol Mum



Reports, interviews, chats & features with interesting folk from around the West.


  • 59: Fab Family Friday

    15/05/2014 Duración: 09min

    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!

  • 58: The party planners secrets

    10/05/2014 Duración: 13min

    Discover how hand wrapped dog biscuits became a business inspiration. Claire Hardy & Helen Godfrey share their secrets behind You Are SO Invited.

  • 57: Daisy Babies

    28/04/2014 Duración: 10min

    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.

  • 56: Women in comedy

    09/04/2014 Duración: 20min

    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.

  • 55: Sheona Beaumont talks about OBEM

    30/03/2014 Duración: 20min

    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.

  • 54: AquaNatal

    25/03/2014 Duración: 08min

    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.

  • 53: A look at this weeks news with 'the voice of the turbo'

    13/03/2014 Duración: 22min

    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.

  • 52: The business of beautiful wrapping

    09/03/2014 Duración: 14min

    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.

  • 51: Paper review with David Niven - including sharp elbowed parenting.

    06/03/2014 Duración: 27min

    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.

  • 50: Woodland walks - a hidden treasure in a city gem

    27/02/2014 Duración: 20min

    '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.

  • 49: Spring Trends

    26/02/2014 Duración: 10min

    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.

  • Episode 48: Walking your way to success

    11/02/2014 Duración: 09min

    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.

  • Episode 47: Motherhood takes stage

    06/02/2014 Duración: 15min

    Performance Artist, Liz Council, takes to the stage with her baby & asks 'can we have it all' in motherhood?

  • Episode 46: A Life time dedication

    06/02/2014 Duración: 09min

    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.

  • Episode 45: Your Money Saving Challenge

    30/01/2014 Duración: 06min

    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.

  • Episode 44: From here to maternity

    23/01/2014 Duración: 08min

    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.

  • Episode 43: A winning combination

    15/01/2014 Duración: 07min

    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.

  • Episode 42: A play cafe with a difference

    12/01/2014 Duración: 13min

    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.

  • Episode 41: Love Your Space

    02/01/2014 Duración: 13min

    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!

  • Episode 40: Christingle

    23/12/2013 Duración: 13min

    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.

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