My Kind of Book

My Kind of Book is a new social enterprise promoting books and sensory storytelling for children with additional needs.

I’ve worked with founder, Ailie Finlay, since My Kind of Book was a twinkle. Early on I set up a blog where Ailie posted sensory storytelling ideas and recommendations for good books.

As plans for the business developed, I worked on the design and build of a new site based on an accessible WordPress theme, incorporating and developing the new branding and specially commissioned illustrations. This was ‘soft’ launched with a donations page, while ideas for the online shop were developed.

The book shop is now open where site visitors can buy recommended books, download free sensory stories and sign-up to an e-newsletter for offers, news and resources.

This has been a wonderfully collaborative and organic project. Along with website design consultation, I’ve provided support on web-friendly content, improving findability using categories and tags, creating accessible PDFs and privacy good practice.

My Kind of Book website homepage

Working with Alison from Stuff and Content is always a completely positive experience. During the process of developing my new website and online shop Alison always listened to me really carefully and took care to make sure she understood exactly what I was wanting.

She is calm, quick and efficient. She is also highly skilled and I am really delighted with the work she has done for me – she always gets content exactly right and the design of my new website and shop matches my vision in every way.

Ailie Findlay

Founder, My Kind of Book

Bannocks & Ballads

Marie Louise Cochrane has been telling and creating stories and songs around food for over 15 years. Recently she became particularly interested in the place of grains and bread in Scottish culture, and decided that she wanted to share what she had been finding.

She came to me with a digital pile of songs, stories and traditions, looking to establish a website as a lasting resource for anyone interested in the stories and lore of bread.

I set up a small site on, choosing a template design that was in tune with the project and the illustrations she had commissioned. Then I set about organising the pile, creating types of resource with tags to pull everything in place on themed pages.

Marie Louise can add a tradition, song, story, storyteller, recipe or memory and easily place it onto the appropriate page or pages by checking a few boxes.

Bannocks & Ballads website homepage

Alison has created visually appealing, easy to navigate websites for me, and calmly and generously helped develop ideas and navigate technical issues along the way. I warmly recommend her.

Marie Louise Cochrane


The Dukes’ Club

The Dukes’ Club is an active network of surgical trainees, promoting training and career development opportunities for surgeons looking to specialise in coloproctology.

The network is run by a committee of volunteers, who needed an easy-to-maintain website to promote their work and provide member benefits.

I developed a low-cost, mobile-friendly website with an events calendar, e-newsletter sign-up and members’ area for resources. A fellowship opportunities database has been added.

My work on the project also included: content audit, information architecture and an editorial guidance document, with links to free training resources.

I provide ongoing support for volunteers, together with events calendar updates.

I carry out regular system and plugin updates.

The Dukes' Club website homepage

The site was built using WordPress and is hosted by Electric Hosting.