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14 minutes | 4 months ago
Christmas special 2020
For this year's Christmas Special we are joined by Corrine West of Corrine West Media, a photographer and paranormal investigator (listen to our Halloween special to find more about that)! Megan, Dene and Corrine go into when they go into Christmas shopping mode and their gift idea recommendations such as a Christmas gift photoshoot (maybe having a photographer as a guest baited us to say it 😉 and much more! When WAS the right time to buy your Christmas prezzies? Megan shares some responses we received to that question on twitter. Factual Fanny is on a well deserved Christmas break so Megan provides the festive facts! Find out more about Corrine West Media at https://www.corrinewestmedia.co.uk/ You can find Corrine on Facebook and Instagram which I recommend doing and following! Sleigh bells sound effect sourced from GowlerMusic at Freesound.org under a creative commons attribution license. Show notes
31 minutes | 5 months ago
47 - Get to more about SEO with this ep!
This episode features Jen of SEM Help who helps anyone with their SEO problems. If you have ever thought of any questions regarding SEO, I highly recommend giving this episode a listen because Dene asks those questions (while Megan listens, she is actually quiet for once!) and it gets that informative that we will be splitting the episode we recorded for this into 2 parts (part 2 will go live early Jan 2021) so not to overload your brain with awesome SEO knowledge! You can find Jen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @SEMhelp and at her website Semhelp.co.uk. If you have got Facebook and want to know more about SEO, please join this group > https://www.facebook.com/groups/semhelp PS. Couldn't think of a funny title for this episode because I don't want to distract people from the SEO awesomeness Show notes
17 minutes | 5 months ago
46 - The Freshness!
We have another guest who has never been on a podcast before which we are honoured about, as you will see it will take a while to get to what our guest does but Jen runs SEM Help, who helps with SEO! Jen reveals the origins of SEM Help which is only a few months old and she is doing very well. If you run a business online, SEO is important, and we briefly go into why. Dene has been looking forward to chatting with Jen about SEO as you will find out in this and next episode! You can find Jen on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram @SEMhelp and at her website Semhelp.co.uk. If you have got Facebook and want to know more about SEO, please join this group > https://www.facebook.com/groups/semhelp Show notes
4 minutes | 6 months ago
SPECIAL - Factual Fanny brings you facts
Your co-hosts are currently busy at the moment, so they managed to ask Factual Fanny, a member of a secret government agency (and not one of your co-hosts doing a voice) to do a mini episode of bring you amazing people some random facts relating to craft and business til the new main episode goes live! Combat Stress, the UK charity for veterans' mental health https://www.combatstress.org.uk/ Show notes
22 minutes | 6 months ago
Our first Halloween special
A special episode featuring Corrine of Corrine West Media, a photographer who also deals with the paranormal so it was fate to have her as a guest. We ask Corrine about what got into her photographer and the other worldly things that she likes to investigate which she shares some tales relating to it! Is Factual Fanny an actual person or a persona of Megan? The answer will be revealed in this special episode plus some interesting facts about Halloween that you may not have known! Be warned that one of your co-hosts goes into a story of their life that might make some listeners uncomfortable but only for a few minutes and not the whole episode. Find out more about Corrine West Media at https://www.corrinewestmedia.co.uk/ You can find Corrine on Facebook and Instagram which I recommend doing and following! Greensleeves audio provided by Thegamemakerqueen you can find on FreeSound.org Show notes
16 minutes | 6 months ago
45 - Need a hand?
Kathy of Handy Creatives continues to be a guest on the Bonfire Banter Podcast with your co-hosts Dene and Megan. In this episode Kathy provides us with some great advice on how to stay organised, give this a listen to find out some! Follow Handy Creatives on Facebook and Instagram. You can also find more about Kathy's business at HandyCreatives.co.uk Show notes
11 minutes | 7 months ago
44 - Comfortable in chaos
We continue to have Kathy of Handy Creatives as a guest for this episode which ask Kathy about her experiences with mental health & disability when it comes to craft/business (we have talked about mental health a few times in previous episodes). Your co-hosts go into their workspaces after our guest ask about them and what we could do to make them tidy! Follow Handy Creatives on Facebook and Instagram. You can also find more about Kathy's business at HandyCreatives.co.uk Show notes
14 minutes | 7 months ago
43 - Sock problems
It was a pleasure to have Kathy of Handy Creatives as a guest for this episode because it was the first time this talented lass has appeared on a podcast, so we were honoured when she was invited! We ask Kathy who is also known (mentioned on her website that should check out) as a Decluttering Expert, Professional Organiser, Handy Lady, Motivator, Designer and Space Consultant. Follow Handy Creatives on Facebook and Instagram. You can also find more about Kathy's business at HandyCreatives.co.uk Show notes
19 minutes | 8 months ago
Let's talk about Narcolepsy and creativity - Special Episode
On this very special episode of the Bonfire Banter Podcast, Megan and Dene are joined by our wonderful friend Heather Korbey to talk about something important. As it's the week that World Narcolepsy Day falls on and it has its routes to creativity, we thought we'd fit it into our busy schedule because its important to know more about this especially if you know someone who deals with it and in this episode we have someone who deals with it on a daily basis! We ask Heather a series of questions to ask regarding Narcolepsy, touching on topics ranging from dreams to creativity. Give this a listen to find out more! Heather also gets introduced to Factual Fanny who provides a bunch of random facts! Show notes
13 minutes | 8 months ago
42 - Drawing outside
Megan and Dene have the talented Northampton based artist, Jean Edwards as a guest on this episode which is about Jeans history with Urban Sketchers and similar activities that she is part of. Jean provides some advice if you like to draw outside! We go into the positive mental health reasons for being a part of Urban Sketchers if you are creative and nervous around other people. Our guest surprises your Bonfire Banter Podcast with a fact about a certain restaurant that is in Northampton that we go to time to time! Show notes
15 minutes | 8 months ago
41 - Let's all go to the seaside!
Megan and Dene have the talented Northampton based artist, Jean Edwards as a guest on this episode which is about how art is more popular around the seaside for local/small artists than anywhere else. What small thing has Northampton got with the seaside? We also go into the problems of selling items internationally now due to "our current situation", how you can get creative with postcards and receive some back in return that you could redecorate your room with! Megan and Jean have known each other for the past few years, they go into how they first met each other in real life as a few years chatting online, good to meet fellow creatives in person! You can find out how Jean is by checking out her website https://jeanadrawingaday.com/ or by following on Instagram/Twitter. Show notes
17 minutes | 8 months ago
40 - Train ticket lady!
Your Bonfire Banter Podcast co-hosts have Jean Edwards, the Northampton based artist as a guest! We have a chat with Jean about her work, such as some amazing things she has done with physical train tickets & what this talented artist has been up to recently. Jean and Dene go into the daily challenges that you can go into online where you can be creative for everyone to see! Websites and blogs are mentioned included one for a film in the 90s which is still up and running, must give this a listen to find out! You can find out how Jean is by checking out her website https://jeanadrawingaday.com/ or by following on Instagram/Twitter. Check out this website to find out more about the random fact Megan mentioned at the end https://www.plagiarismtoday.com/2010/10/18/the-odd-case-of-dennis-the-menace/ Show notes
11 minutes | 8 months ago
39 - The holy trinity of social media
Dene and Megan answer a question from the mysterious red box. Show notes
8 minutes | 9 months ago
38 - What is Northampton famous for?
We talk about local cafes, a random fact about Picsaso and listen to the end for a shout out to hear some shoutouts. Show notes
7 minutes | 9 months ago
37 - What can possibly go wrong?
Sometimes things go wrong. In this episode we talk about how we handle that. Show notes
17 minutes | 9 months ago
36 - Questions From the mysterious red box
Megan brings out a mysterious wooden red box, which contains some interesting and creative questions that we answer. What questions did Megan pick out the box? Give this a listen to find out what everyone responded with! Find out more about Dotty and Dash by checking out Dottyanddash.etsy.com or Facebook and Instagram! Show notes
16 minutes | 10 months ago
35 - General blog
We talk about blogging with our third guest on the podcast, Katie from Dotty and Dash. This is after Megan and Katie briefly talk about Animal Crossing, sorry Dene! Megan, Dene and Katie go into their histories of blogging such as talking about holidays to vblogging. What are the tricks of thinking of content for blogs? Give this episode a listen to find out more. Find out more about Dotty and Dash (Katie's businesses which produces digital prints) by checking out Dottyanddash.etsy.com or Facebook and Instagram! Show notes
17 minutes | 10 months ago
34 - Insta houses
Dene and Megan talk with our guest on the podcast, Katie from Dotty and Dash about how she copes with social media. We go into what advice can she give.. you might be in for a surprise on what she says! We talk a lot about Twitter, Instagram and Pinterest from the pro's and cons to tips on how to use it. Find out more about Dotty and Dash by checking out DottyAndDash.etsy.com or Facebook and Instagram! Show notes
18 minutes | 10 months ago
33 - Prince or prints
After starting the episode briefly talking about the artist formally known as Prince, Megan has a chat with Katie about prints where one does physical while the other does digital. Dene (who has a history with digital print) explores how Katie does marketing with her marvellous digital prints which you must check out after giving this episode a listen! Find out more about Dotty and Dash by checking out dottyanddash.etsy.com or find her on Facebook and Instagram! Show notes
12 minutes | 10 months ago
32 - Strength to strength to strength
Our third guest on the podcast reveals the origins of her business Dotty and Dash, which links to Megan but you have to listen to the episode to find out more and what Katie has been up to recently. Somehow we end up talking about dogs?! Find out more about Dotty and Dash by checking out Dottyanddash.etsy.com or on social media. Show notes
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