Penny Alexander 
– I live in Nottingham, UK with my husband,  two children and a retired greyhound.

Contact/Follow me

You can follow me @Aresidence on Twitter, facebook, Pinterest, Instagram (I’m Aresidence) and Google plus. You can email me alexanderresidence at gmail dot com.

Hire Me

You can hire me to write blog posts, articles or features, to make a video, or to work or consult on PR campaigns. More information on all that here.

Alexander Residence in the Media

Alexander Residence won a Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Fresh Voice Award in 2010

And a Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Video Blogging Award in 2012

And a Britmums Brilliance in Blogging Commentary Award in 2013 with Team Honk and was a finalist in Video.

Outstanding Contribution Finalist in the 2014 Mad Blog Awards.

You can hear me on the radio:  Africa on Woman’s Hour

You can find out why Britmums voted me Blogger of the week and why Geek Mummy used my About page as an example of good practice.

You can find out more about the East Midlands blogger event I organised here and below in the Nottingham Post

Here’s why I vlog and some examples of my vlogging, (apologies I normally vlog in HD, as you’ll see from most of the clips).

If you want to know a little more about the rest of my family…

Not our actual front door

Mr A – Runs his own games and app company.  Off the scale ‘P’ in Myers Briggs personality test talk, spontaneous and flexible.  I’m off the scale the other way ‘J’, a planner and organiser who likes things settled.  Go Team Alexander, wherever that takes us (I’ve got the babywipes, the snacks, the map…)

Miss L – My firstborn, headstrong, determined and seven.  Crazy blonde curly hair which she didn’t get from me. Freckles which she did.

Mr G – A very happy five year old camper who isn’t fazed by much, but aka as Am Dram for the amateur dramatic meltdown moments he took to performing on hitting the terrible twos (he may have got that from me).

Max – the greyhound we adopted from Lincolnshire Greyhound Trust. Tall, dark, handsome, loyal. Loves walks, sleeping and soft toys.

© All content on these pages is the intellectual property of the author, unless otherwise stated, and may not be used or reproduced under any circumstances without permission. © Penny Alexander 2010-14

13 thoughts on “About/Contact

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  2. Penny
    Just had a very cosmic moment when I’ve been looking at the Castleton YHA website. All of a sudden L was there giving me a guided tour. A great job! Was it lovely as it looks great (my husband is there at the moment?!?) Harriet very much enjoyed your talk when you went into school and I love your blog/ page.

    Best wishes
    Alison (Harriet’s Class 7 Mum)

    • Hello Alison 🙂 How funny! Thanks do much for letting me know. How did you husband get on? We loved it, it really is something special. It was great to do that assembly, they were all so lovely and keen to hear more. Catch you in the playground. Thank you. Penny x

  3. To whom it may concern:My name is Aileen Hines and I am writing to you on behalf of ExoticScapesAndPools.com. I have been a regular reader of your blog, and I like it very much. A quick thank you for maintaining such a beautiful and informative blog.Exotic Scapes has been serving the greater Phoenix area, including Tempe, Glendale, Mesa, Chandler, and Gilbert, for over 7 years.

  4. Hi there

    I came across your site aresidence.co.uk and was hoping to contribute.

    I’m a journalist, copywriter and blogger and I’d love to write an entertaining post to compliment your quality content (flattery gets you everywhere, right?), in return for a link.

    I have a few ideas but am happy to take guidance if you would like to suggest something.

    I’d love to know what you think.

    Many thanks

    Sam Butterworth

  5. Hello,

    My name is John Cooper and I am an insurance consultant. For years I worked in the insurance industry and one day decided to venture out on my own. Presently, I work as a freelance consultant advising businesses and individuals.

    Writing has always been a passion of mine and I combine this passion with my years of experience in the insurance industry. I have ghost written a number of articles and have been published in reputed journals.I specialize in all aspects of property and real estate insurance and could come up with a really interesting article on the subjects.

    I am keen to feature a guest post on you blog as it would do wonders for my portfolio as a writer. I realized it was time I stopped ghost-writing for others and built an online reputation for myself. Here are a few ideas that I feel you might like:

    1) Tips for choosing cheaper property insurance
    2) Things you should know about Rent Loss Insurance
    3) What is landlord insurance and what does it cover?
    4) Measures to take before renting out your property
    5) Buy-to-Let Mortgage better explained
    6) Which makes more sense: Letting a Property Furnished or Unfurnished?
    7) Things to keep in mind when going in for a new property
    8) How best to deal with squatters
    9) A Landlord’s guide to saving money
    10) The Legal essentials associated with being a landlord
    11) Deposits: How it can be a protection for you and your tenants
    12) Why it is important to create a checklist for your properties
    13) All you need to know about letting property abroad
    14) How to protect yourself against rent arrears

    I would be glad to write on any of the above topics and am open to all kinds of ideas, suggestions that you might have. Lastly,I am willing to part with $20 for you efforts in publishing my article, as I think it would be a sound investment.

    I hope your reply is in the positive, so your readers get the opportunity to benefit from what I have to say.



  6. Hello,

    My name is Fiona Jameson and I run a business selling energy saving home appliances. Since childhood, nature and its various aspects have fascinated me.

    As I grew older, I realized how energy conservation can help protect the environment. Hence I decided to do my bit by starting this present business of mine, where I not only get to make money but also contribute in a small way to a cause I believe in.

    In my free time, I like sharing my thoughts, ideas and views about things that are a passion, internet gives me an ideal platform to do so.

    My purpose of getting in touch with you today was so that I could interest you in featuring an article of mine as I feel your website would help me connect with a really large audience.
    Here are some ideas that you might like:

    1) Tips on saving energy as a family
    2) Why saving energy is so important for the environment
    3) Use your home appliances wisely and save money
    4) Things to keep in mind when choosing an energy provider
    5) Making sense of different energy products
    6) 5 most apparent effects of energy saving on environment
    7) How you can do your bit to reduce greenhouse gases
    8) Suggestions for choosing an energy plan that best suits you

    I would be glad to write on any of the above topics and am also open to any ideas of suggestions that you might have. Lastly, I am willing to part with $50 for your efforts in publishing my article, as I think it would be a sound investment.
    Hope your reply is in the positive.



  7. Hi Penny

    I manage the PR for YHA. The Mail on Sunday is doing a feature on YHA and how modern and welcoming it is for families. He wants to interview a family that is a fan of Youth Hostels and also do a photo. We immediately thought of you.
    Unfortunately, Kirstie who you dealt with originally, has now left the organisation and we don’t have your contact details to hand, hence getting in touch with you this way. Please would you get in touch and I’ll tell you more about it.

    Kind regards


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