I was so excited about my New York work trip with my partner. I decanted creams into small pots, dusted off adapters and bought a few bits from Zara. I had 10,000 words of my book left to write. And a couple of meetings with some fabulous media folk. I booked restaurants and museums for the day we had off and could not have been more excited. But after our first meal and some questionable prawns, all of my plans were thwarted. I wasn’t looking up at the Empire State Building lit up against the inky sky.  I was head…

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  There are days when I don’t feel good enough. When the cross of high self-imposed expectations becomes a heavy cross to bear. . On days like these I try to fill the void with Netflix, fashion or food. Of course none of these fixes work to fill the ‘good enough shaped hole’ inside.   We can turn to the past and blame the inconsistent/tough parents we tried to please by being the ever ‘obedient child’. Always making sure everything and everyone was ok. Or perhaps the memory of a disapproving and critical ex who was never happy no matter…

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You know how it is when you get so busy? Things fall by the wayside new projects come up and time runs away with you? And before you know it several weeks have gone past. Well, I have been in that state for the last few months. I am writing a book, and it is not about food, It’s about life — the perils and the pitfalls and how and how to rise above them. All Written by me. I have had lots of trial but much more error. Cooking has taken a back seat. I am looking at an…

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Authentic self Hey guys. How you doing? I’m just here on hols, almost the final day. I wanted to to say a big thank you to all of you, who watched and commented on the video I did, about worrying what other people thought about you. Then, the post, also, on being your authentic self. Amazing messages I had some amazing DMs and messages about some people that worried about changing jobs, changing careers, becoming entrepreneurs. People worried about what to do after they graduated … from some people that were really concerned even, about changing their look, to the…

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Confused on the career path If there’s something you want to do, if there’s a career path you want to take, and you’re a bit confused because everyone’s telling you not to do it, or just something you want to change in your life, as long as you’re being kind, and as long as you’re not hurting anyone, it’s really … I mean, as long as you’re not being mean on purpose, I think it’s really important to do what you want to do, and not worry about what people think because they don’t actually care as much as we…

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