My Week In Tweets

Summing up each day last week in 140 characters or less…

Monday – Working in the sunshine #allworknoplay

Tuesday – The children played while the mums planned to take over the world – just our average Tuesday really #productiveday

Wednesday – Dinner with my Dad, have been introduced to the wonder that is an Eton Mess #thisiswhyimnotasize8

Thursday – Was told to expect Gerard to deliver my Waitrose shop today. Turned out it wasn’t Gerard Butler #disappointedtweet

Friday – Impromptu dinner with friends AND had my first ever G&T #growingup

Saturday – Football Day – Shame we lost #uptheo’s

Sunday – Pain of 5am start for bootsale eased by £100 profit and beers and fajitas in the sunshine with friends #mexicanmagic

I will be linking this post up with Slummy Single Mummy and her A Week In Tweets posts as, quite simply, I think it is a fabulous idea!


An Essex Wife loves……Westwood Rocks Jewellery

You may recall I posted about the wonderful Westwood Rocks a few weeks back – well I love them so much I’m posting about then again – and this time I’m giving you a chance to win some for yourself!!

This amazing leather Lariat (worth £35.00) could be yours – what more could a girl want?

Our leather lariats with gemstones and freshwater pearls have become a firm favourite! So many ways to wear them, the choices are endless! Available in a range of colours.

All you have to do to win is follow both @anessexwife and @WestwoodRocks on twitter and spread the word!!! The winner will be picked at random at 7pm on Friday night.

Good luck xx

NEW FEATURE!! An Essex Wife Loves……

…..My Twitter Friends

This is a new feature for me in my continued effort to grow my blog. Normally I’ll be looking at my favourite new item, product or place each week, bu this week im dedicating it too (some of) of favourite people on Twitter.

Since starting my blog I have met some wonderful people, some in person and some only through cyber space, but they all have touched my life and inspired me in one way or another.

I’m a relative newbie on the blog scene, my blog has only been properly established for 2 months, but it’s really taking off and I am so truly touched by the amount of followers I have gained and the amount of support I have received.

With this in mind I thought I’d repay the love and give a big shout out to the people that have had a positive influence on me and my blog over the past two months.

Becky Cowing (@Beckycowing) – This lovely lady is in the same boat as me, started a blog, looking for someone to take a chance on her and give her some work experience in the field she’s interested (she’s just lucky enough to be about 8 years my junior!).  Becky also secured me tickets to my first ever fashion show during London Fashion Week – for this I will be eternally grateful!

Lauren Westood (@WestwoodRocks) – I was sent some press samples this week from Westwood Rocks and fell immediately in love with the talent of this fine lady! Then I sat down and read the biography sent with the samples and was truly taken aback by the amazing journey and entrepreneurial spirit of Lauren – truly inspired by her, one of those people that make you believe that anything is possible with hard work and determination.

Dave Monk (@DaveMonkShow) – Well, what can I say – he was brave enough to let me on the airwaves of Essex and had given me some great advice! Thanks to being on his show I have had some interesting offers of help – for more on this take a look at my ‘a lot can happen from one little tweet’ post

JJ Miller (@Love_London) – JJ has been so kind and supportive towards me and my quest of becoming a freelance writer, even letting me contribute pieces to her wonderful website  Alongside this JJ works for Cloud9 a recruitment agency that specialises in social media roles, through her tweets about his job I have learnt so much about an industry I am interested.

I also must give a special Mention to; Helen Latimer (@HFLatimer), Lara Boyle (@beautyandthebib), Kimberly Morton (@LTBSuffolk), Vodka and Roses (@vodkaandroses) and Baby Shower Experts (@beforebaby) for their help, wonderful blogs, inspiration, wonderful press samples and for generally just being fab!

The Power Of Social Media – A lot can come from one little tweet………

A lot can come from one little tweet………

Tuesday Aug 30th 15.03

“@AnEssexWife: Is 27 too old for a change of direction? Could I get internships at my age? Just wondering out loud – but any feedback would be great?”

One little tweet, just putting my current thought into 140 characters, who knew anyone would read it let alone be interested in helping me??
I had an overwhelming response, people telling me to go follow my dreams and that 27 was no age at all.  I even had one wonderful twitter follower linking me up with some very useful contacts of hers and pointing me in the direction of helpful website and forums helping newbies like me find their way in the journalistic minefield.

Then something quite incredible happened. I had been having a twitter conversation with Dave Monk of BBC Radio Essex about my plans to totally change my career and start again and then this tweet came through;
“@DaveMonkShow: @AnEssexWife Good luck with the internship – did you want to come and have a chat about it on air? Provoked a good discussion here!”

Wow, well how could I refuse such an opportunity? Actually I could have quite easily said no as I was incredibly nervous about the whole thing but, with my husbands advice of ‘you won’t get anywhere in life if you don’t grab chances like this with both hands’, I picked up the phone and agreed to be on the show.

As nerve racking as I thought it would be I was actually very excited once I got to the studio and Dave put me immediately at ease.  I spoke for about ten minutes about me and what I was trying to achieve with my quest of work experience and my new career, the phone lines were opened for others to discuss their own views and experiences, and I was on my way home.

By the time I reached my house I was shocked by the amount of positive feedback I had received from my friends via text message and Facebook and the amount of support I had from compete strangers via Twitter. I have been offered great advice regarding how best to get into freelance writing and the field of social media and some fantastic leads towards work experience within these industries too, it’s an exciting time for this Essex wife.

From one little tweet so much has happened; it’s a true testament to the power of social media.  Now I have to keep up the good work and continue to pursue my dreams! So if any of you out there would like to work with this wonderful Essex girl – don’t be shy and give me a shout!!