Knot Enough Rope - Hackney Empire

Here you can find the ramblings of a trapeze artist turned journalist who ran away from the circus to join the BBC.

Cathy “mine’s a Keir Royale” then worked in Jersey, Guernsey and Devon, before downgrading to what you see before you.

She has contributed articles to The Guardian, The Stage and Television Today, Junior Magazine and both the BBC and Bad Mothers Club websites.

She’s an ex-pat from a rock measuring nine miles by five, and has two children who think a woman can’t be prime minister.

She blames herself.

6 Responses to About

  1. Martin says:

    Keep up the good posting!

  2. Mike Tait says:


    Congrats re your new post…if you have a moment…if you have a moment…do pop an email off…I would like to invite you to a great function taking place in Jersey on the 2nd Nov

    Mike T

  3. Sarah Hoare says:

    First of let me say how great it is to have found you! After being swamped with US blogspots it was a blessing to discover a UK one! Thank you!

    Secondly, hopefully you can help, my friend and I are currently conducting some research into the demand levels for organsied children’s parties – with a difference. The idea is To supply, co-ordinate and perform children’s birthday parties (ages 3 – 9) within the family home or rented venue – initial consultation, set-up, entertainment, decorations and clean-up are all included in the cost as well as unique themes, fun and fancy dress!

    We aim to to enable both parents and children to enjoy their special day, reducing the stress, hassle and time required to give their child the best possible party at a competitive cost.

    I have grown up as part of a large family and with a mother who is a Primary School Teacher and I understand how time-consuming such events can be, and also how fun! I want to provide a service that gives everyone the chance to really focus on what it is all about – the kid’s enjoyment (with perhaps some learning along the way) without it turning into some mammoth party planning situation!

    In order to be able to tailor the business to what parents would be looking for and realistic costs I thought getting involved in some of the online communities would be a easy (for them) and open way of beginning communications and it will be interesting to see different individuals views.

    Is this something your site (and any of the others you mention) would be happy to host?

    I look forward to hearing from you and hope you have a good day!

    Many thanks (in advance!)

  4. james says:

    Hi Cathy

    could you contact me if possible? I have clients that may want to advertise with you.

  5. Hi Cathy,

    Sorry for posting this as a comment but can’t find your email address contacts on your blog. I’m getting in touch to see if you would be interested in becoming a Beta tester for a new website, help4mums.com, which is due to launch on Mother’s Day this year. Of course we don’t expect you to give your time for nothing, so there is an incentive.

    Please contact me off-blog if you are interested and I can tell you more about the new site and what sort of feedback we’d be looking for from you.


  6. Patrick Finn says:

    Hi Cathy,

    My name is Patrick Finn and I work on behalf of a major financial service provider here in the UK.

    Our client is currently trying to increase its online presence. I thought I would contact you as the writer of the Keir Royale blog as our research has indicated that your target audience would be likely to find the information on our site to be both relevant and useful to them. Would you be interested in discussing ways that we can work together to benefit your readers?

    If this is something you might be interested in then please let me know so that we can discuss the opportunities further. If you have any questions, please don’t hesitate to get in touch.

    Kind Regards,

    Patrick Finn

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