About Pinkoddy

Joy Jackson

Hi my name is Joy Jackson. Born in 1978 I have had some what of a colourful life in my short time here on the planet. The blog Pinkoddy started in 2011 after being welcomed into the blogging community via Twitter.

You will find that I am active on many Social Media Platforms and the relationships I have built (and keep building) are more than just what you can observe taking place on this platform. I have actively been online for over two decades, previously running my own forum.

Together with my husband we have 4 boys born from 1996-2009. This blog is about my life as a full-time blogger/vlogger and carer (dealing with Autism and Sensory Processing disorder). However, I started another blog The Sensory Seeker so that I could share advice on the disabilities without the posts being lost.

The Pinkoddy blog has our journey into always striving to be healthier, fitter and mentally well-rounded. Sharing experiences of the past as well as the present to help inspire others to do the same. I cover family life, fitness and health,  as well as travel (and my local area of Gloucestershire) and reviews.

Please get in touch if you wish to work together. I am self-employed and so do accept reviews, sponsored posts, social media sharing, videos and other collaborations. Please note I work for free on a few occasions a year for my chosen charities – I do not require press releases or lack having something to say. I insist on a full-disclosure.

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12 thoughts on “About Pinkoddy”

  1. Hi Joy,

    I found your blog listed on the TOTS 100 January 2014 and wanted to get in touch about an opportunity for you and your blog. Please contact me

  2. Hi Joy,

    I hope you are well.

    I’ve been reading your blog and I wanted to get in touch on behalf of Toby Carvery, in the hope that you may be interested in their current Manic Mumday campaign.

    Toby Carvery commissioned a survey to find out just how busy British mums are, with some interesting results that have already sparked a lot of conversation online.

    As part of the campaign we have worked with Tots 100 blogger; Brummy Mummy of 2 to film a day in the life video and now we want to reach out to other bloggers, like yourself to take part in Toby’s blogger challenge.

    Toby Carvery would like to challenge busy mums to take a day out of their manic schedule and offer them and their family a meal on the house!

    If you would be interested in enjoying a midweek meal you didn’t have to prepare, cook and clean up after and would be happy to write a review of your evening, it would be great to have a chat so that I can book you into a suitable Toby Carvery.

    Look forward to hearing from you,

  3. Hi Joy,
    I came across your site when I was researching autism, and wondered what the best way was to contact you directly.
    I run a small UK start-up making technology to help families stay better connected with their digitally-savvy kids.
    Our ambition is to help relatives (mums, dads, uncles, aunts, grandparents) bridge the technology gap that appears to be emerging as kids get engrossed in tablet screen time.
    We’ve just launched a portfolio of apps that enable the grown-up to PICK an interactive adventure, PERSONALISE and GIFT it to their kids – with the added twist that the adult appears as a character in the story. It particularly good for families that are geographically separated, parents who work away from home and non-resident mums and dads.
    Last year we tested it with 500 families and everyone came back raving about it.
    Now we’re live we’d love it you were interested in doing a review or running a small competition.
    But we’re also exploring how the inclusion of a human face in an animated scene helps autistic kids. And I’d be interested in picking your brains about what you’ve seen working and not working.
    I look forward to hearing from you.

  4. Dear Joy,

    I’m writing because I understand you have a child in the 13-19 age group, who could benefit from a wonderful adventurous residential opportunity this summer. 

    This year, The Outward Bound Trust is celebrating 75 years of helping young people reach their full potential and to celebrate, we are offering a number of free places on our 5 day courses in either the Scottish Highlands, The Lake District or Aberdovey in Wales. Young people selected for the course, and their mum or dad, would in return produce three blogs about their Outward Bound® experience, to be hosted on your blog site as well as The Trust’s website.  

    The Outward Bound Trust is the foremost outdoor adventure charity in the UK and its courses are run by skilled and experienced instructors. Participants attending the courses work in teams and individually on outdoor challenges in beautiful wilderness settings and get to climb rocks, navigate through the hills, scramble up gorges, and paddle along the shore or in lakes or lochs before finally building up to a full-on two night expedition at the end of the week.  Courses are designed to increase young peoples’ self-confidence, resilience, communication skills and team-work. 

    Interested? If so, please email me with the name and age of your child and a short description of why he or she would benefit from this experience and what you feel you could offer as a blogger.

    The deadline for applications is: Friday 15th July 2016.  
    We are aiming to find suitable participants for the following courses: 
    • 25th – 31st July.   Serious Adventure (15-19 year olds) at Ullswater in the Lake District
    • 8th – 14th August.  Serious Adventure Water (15-19 year olds) at Loch Eil in the Scottish Highlands 
    • 1st – 7th August.   Serious Adventure (13-15 year olds) at Aberdovey in Wales.  


    I look forward to hearing from you

    Kind regards

    Berni Casey
    The Outward Bound Trust Press Office 

  5. Hi Joy,

    I am writing because I would like to send you a product to review, the product is found on shoezooz, could you send me a correspondence address.
    Each pack comes with a free educational material for kids to learn and practice their left and right.

    I look forward to hearing from you,
    Kind regards

  6. Hello Joy,

    We’re interested in advertising on blogs, like Pink Oddy.

    Are you able to let me know the different advertising options you offer? We’re specifically interested in guest posts.

    Thanks for your time.

    Alison Hedgecoe

  7. Dear Joy,

    do you consider brand ambassadorships? would you be open to product reviewing?

    pinkoddy or the sensory seeker.

    please let me know.



  8. So pleased I came across your blog today. I was researching the Wickerman ride at Alton towers so I can best prepare my ASD son for our trip this week. I wanted to know if we could skip the preshow and you answered that perfectly! I knew he wouldn’t cope with it so I’m so glad we can skip. Thank you for helping a worried mama out. X

  9. Hi Joy,

    My business is Make My Day Entertainment. 
    We have created a unique way for individuals to send a musical message with the use of augmented reality (AR) technology called Make May Day Telegrams. 

    I’m wondering if you might be open to an initial conversation with the prospect of writing a review for your readers or advertising our product through your blog site.

    We are really excited about our product and hope you are too . If you have a minute or two to learn more about us, you can visit us here at mmdtelegrams dot com and more about our smartphone app here app.mmdtelegrams dot com

    If I don’t hear from you, I will reach out to you later in the week.

    Thank you,


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