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Thank you for stopping by, I hope you've enjoyed your visit, and if you are visiting from a brand, or representing one, I look forward to seeing how we could work together in the future.

These City Days is a lifestyle blog, all about my life-based in one of the UK's newest cities. At its core is a passion for all things creative, including craft, music, books, and baking, which is coupled with some local content, opinion pieces, and beauty reviews.

I am open to approaches from companies or their PR reps for sponsored posts or product reviews on the site, as long as it fits in well with the ethos of the blog. I have reviewed everything from a flower delivery service, canvas printing, and stationery, to face wash and soap. This has included sponsored content for brands such as Hobbycraft and Panasonic and book reviews/blog tour posts for HQ Stories.  

Any brands that I work with can be assured of creative, consistent content. If you send me craft products to review, then I will make with them as much as I can, while I won't post a review on other products such as shampoo until I have properly tried and tested them. I'm not about cut and paste press release content here, I hope to genuinely provide useful content for everyone reading, and will work hard to make it so, working on content that is a good fit for my blog. 

I can include No Follow links to product pages or your home page, and images by request. Please note I will be following Google guidelines when it comes to links, which will be No Follow. 

I also have two Instagram accounts, my main one (@thesecitydays) and an art and craft account, and can cross-promote to there if appropriate. I also post on Facebook and network in relevant blogging groups. 

Visitors are engaged, and I hope you will be too. Please get in touch @ for more information, and check out my disclosure page.

Additional Services: I am a freelance writer by trade, so please check out my professional website for more information on my journalism and copywriting background.


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