Business Services

stationery & newsletter design and artwork

For over 40 years I have been designing newsletters and writing copy and was the recipient of an international Toastmasters newsletter award in 1993. With a background in typesetting and artwork (I started my own typesetting and artwork studio in 1976), I can design your logo, letterhead, stationery and newsletter.

ADMINISTRATION AND DATABASE MANAGEMENT

If your organisation is a membership one, Angel Solutions can manage it for you. We will assess your needs and send out membership renewals, maintain your database of members and basically run your administration, without you having to pay a full time staff member.

CREATIVE WRITING


As a published author, I can write copy for your newsletters, press releases or brochures. Examples of published articles.

Children's Books and Stories

THE LIEBLING BOOK

My German Shorthaired Pointer, Liebling, has written a book on her life with me. Great present for all ages. Here she describes some of the drama:

People will say that I was no ordinary German Shorthaired Pointer. Although born of pedigreed parents, I was not considered good enough for competition. But that didn't stop me from leading an adventurous life with my human mother, Jenny. I became a part of Jenny's tennis and business life, and acquainted myself with the neighbours and the gas workers. When I became a mother, oh the dramas! I did have a tendency to wander and my daughter assisted by digging the escape hole, while my sooky son refused to leave and would howl the alarm. We moved to a quaint little village where I fell in love with the family down the road, attended parties in the village and raised a Persian Chinchilla (cat, for the uninitiated). Moving to the Gold Coast meant more trouble. I frequented the casino and the local shopping complex and was kidnapped. I spent my retirement in sunny Manly snatching ice creams from unsuspecting small children at the local fair and seizing sausages meant for family barbecues. This is my life and a true Australian story.

You can purchase the book either in print or digital form from my Liebling web site: www.liebling.com.au There is also a colouring-in book and other products.

Follow Liebling on Facebook, along with some great photos and videos of Schatzi, my new German Shorthaired Pointer: https://www.facebook.com/liebling.com.au

THE MAGPIE BOOK

Soon to be released will be the Magpie book -- a digital story book for children, with photos and videos of a wonderful magpie family.

 

Menu Musings

a cooking blog - 31 Jan 2016
rotten recipes

OK, so today this is a bit of a whinge about chef's recipes which appear on web sites and even in their books. I won't name names, but I have contacted several web sites and author chefs to draw attention to the mistakes in their recipes. Am I the only person who does this? Don't chefs feel that they owe it to their followers to at least check their recipes?

Some time ago I went online to obtain the recipes for a cooking program which was on cable. The recipes were full of errors, but to the credit of the chef's staff, they fixed all the errors very quickly and let me know.

The most frustrating time is when you can see glaring errors in an expensive cookery book. Or the chef who has been around a long time and should know better than to put recipes in his book for large numbers of servings. Hello ... most people are not cooking for dozens and when we do, we just multiply the recipe. Said chef also has not checked his quantities and when he says it's a recipe for 4 and you end up with enough for 16, you know he is getting old and has lost the plot.

After receiving one cookbook in the mail, I looked through a few recipes, only to find that the ingredients did not match the method. I contacted the overseas publisher and received a huge apology, but then the book was useless and I threw it in the bin.

On a few occasions I have contacted a chef to say I was having problems with one of their recipes. To their credit, they responded quickly and we found a resolution. I learnt a few key things from this process and the main one is that "flours are not flours"! I will explain this in a later blog.

I won't be putting out a cook book anytime soon, but what I will do is bring up issues which I think need addressing in the food industry, or maybe problems or solutions I have found with recipes.

Email: angel at myangelsolutions.com