f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 2020 success for Joanna!

I'm delighted to be one of the f:Entrepreneur #ialso100 2020. This campaign is a celebration of inspirational businesses led by women in the UK. 

I'm really proud of this fantastic achievement and look forward to sharing more news of the campaign throughout the year. #EachforEqual #IWD2020 #thinkINC #disABILITY #smile

Barnaby, the Busy Life Mascot on his birthday!

Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year!

I just wanted to take a minute to thank you all for your support during Busy Life's first year of trading. You've all been awesome! Thank you for your purchases, your likes, tweets, retweets, shares, and posts. Here's to MORE championing diversity and inclusion, smiling, kindness, and giving in 2020! #disABILITY


The Just a Card Campaign

The origins of the Just a Card Campaign

The campaign came about when Artist & Designer Sarah Hamilton saw the quote "If everyone who'd complimented our beautiful gallery had bought 'just a card' we'd still be open" by store keepers who'd recently closed their gallery.

What's it about?

The JUST A CARD campaign aims to encourage people to support, value and buy from artists, designers, independent shops and small businesses by reinforcing the message that all purchases, however small, even 'just a card' are so vital to their prosperity and survival.

How does this impact Busy Life?

Busy Life is a small, new business. We have a great USP with our Diversity Designs and SmileCloud ranges. However, we still need your support to survive! So, please, shop at Busy Life now!

Kym Crosby, T13 100m, in her Diversity Designs T-Shirt

Parasports World Collaboration with Kym Crosby, Paralympian

I am truly honoured and delighted that Diversity Designs™️ is supported by Kym and Parasports World in October. Read the full article, a 4 minute read, at


The October 2019 Busy Life Newsletter

Diversity Designs™ #WOW Award

On the 12th September, Busy Life won the #Twittersisters award! This award is for networking for small businesses. I am very honoured to have won!


"Run, girl, Run!" Additions

In September, I  added another set of images to the Busy Life’s "Run, girl, run!" collection; part of the “Diversity Designs™ range.  Inspired by my daughter, these are images for runners who wear their hair in plaits. A range of clothing and accessories with an image like you! The range celebrates the athlete in you, whatever your size, shape, age, race, or ability.  

The "Run, girl, run!" collection, together with the "Run, boy, run! collection are available, on Zazzle in the Busy Life "Diversity Designs™" store. T-shirts can be bought from my Teemill store:    


Disability-Smart Awards Finalist 2019

Busy Life Ltd has been shortlisted as a finalist for the Disability-Smart Marketing Campaign Award at the Business Disability Forum 2019 Disability-Smart Awards!  To say I was shocked and surprised but really, really, pleased to hear this news would be an understatement! 

These awards recognise and celebrate businesses who have demonstrated outstanding and innovative practice. Finalists are businesses, large and small and, across all sectors who have helped transform the lives of disabled people in the workplace and in society. 

I'll let you know how I get on!


Brown Paper Packaging and String

I'd just like to remind everyone that brown paper packaging and string can be purchased as an add-on for most items bought from my Busy Life shop page. Not only is this an environmentally friendly way to wrap your gift, the paper and packaging can also be reused and if not recycled. Next time you buy, please, consider purchasing. For just 75p you get one sheet of brown paper (approx. 90 x 50cm and 2m of string). A bargain and a great way to make your gift stand out from the crowd.

Photo by Nathan Dumlao on Unsplash

Twitter DisABILITY and Inclusion Hour

I have launched an hour on Twitter, where anyone can join me to tweet about diversity and inclusion.  This hour provides a platform to tweet about positive experiences of disABILITY. Everyone is welcome whether they identify with any labels or not. I just want to share best practice and get everyone thinking about disABILITY as an inevitable and welcome part of society that needs to be embraced and accepted. 

Thank you to everyone that joined me for the inaugural hour last night!  I'd love you to join me every Monday at 630pm. Just send your tweet to @busylifeandme and use the #dandi. (I have abbreviated this from diversity and inclusion as it's easier for me to remember!)