I woke up this morning in a terrible mood. Maybe it was a bad dream, or possibly me taking on too much of other people’s stuff. Either way, I was in a tiswas when I woke up. I had spent much of the day before working from 6 am until 10 pm and did not feel it had been that productive so that may have added to my mental malaise also. I sat up in bed fighting with the pillows attempting to get comfortable for my 20-minute meditation. Then with my eyes closed I tried my hardest to relax. The…

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I have been 5ft 10 inches since I was 11 years old. It happened overnight. I went from being a little bit taller than everyone else to towering above the whole class in what seemed like 24 hours. I don’t mind being tall; in fact, I quite like it. Of course, there are some #tallgirlproblems. For example, some guys that I fancy come up quite short; I am always at the back of the group photo, and I don’t make many friends at concerts towering in front of people like a big black leather clad sequined human wall. I honestly…

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After spending a week in the wellness research rabbit hole, it struck me that most articles and information about wellness is staying fit, eating right and participating in Ukraine gymnastic-like yoga. I like you try my best to get it all right, from supplements, to spinning and from meditating to not drinking a bottle of wine each night. And most of the time I do okay. But I think wellness is a more 360 affair, and about appreciating the shadows of our lives, as well as the Instagram, razzle-dazzle. How many of you have woken up and felt pretty crappy,…

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  I went to borough market the other day, London’s most vibrant food market. Thursday to Saturday are your best bet to visit when it’s all whistles and bells, and all the stalls are open. Take a trip there then, and you can see it in its full technicolour sweet and savoury beauty. I came across a fruit and vegetable stall bursting with just unpacked produce called Ted’s and happily spent the best part of a tenner there. As I sat on the circle line home with a 1 metre long purple sprouts stem sticking out of my bag, I…

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This is the only chicken burger recipe you will ever need. I do not eat lots of red meat and at the moment I am off fish (more about that later), so I am trying to make chicken sexy. Chicken does not taste great on its own it is pretty bland and it needs all of the help it can get from other flavours by way of herbs, sauces, seasoning and the like. So I opened my fridge and was faced with a bevy of chicken fillets, an over purchase. Standing in the supermarket that familiar thought.. ‘Do I have…

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