Inspiration

This works

This works

I was in New York a while back, and I was lying in my bed. I had just had an excellent breakfast. It was my day off. I had this fantastic new job, hosting a show, so I had been having a great time with great people. But that morning for some reason, this anxiety just...

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The answer is no.

The answer is no.

Saying no gets easier the more you say it. It's something that I've been working on for a while. Everything I share is stuff that I'm learning as well. One of the first things about learning how to say no is boundaries. You have to know what your boundaries are. You...

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Don’t wait for it to pass.

Don’t wait for it to pass.

60 SECOND READ Sometimes getting out of bed is hard.  I wake up with a debilitating lead weight feeling in my stomach. If I had to put a label on it, it would be danxiety. An emotional cocktail of feeling a bit down (so you only get the 'D' from the word...

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You have to keep going

You have to keep going

  I finished eating the last of the 500g bag of dried fruit. That was exactly 400g of left-over-from-Christmas-cake sultanas in one sitting. Five minutes before, celebrity plastic surgery ‘before and after photos’ had caught my attention. And before that, a...

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I don’t want your dog’s poo.

I don’t want your dog’s poo.

I used to live in a small town outside of Oxford. When we moved in, we had a patch of garden at the back of the house. At first, it was just a pile of earth, but my mother paid someone to come in and cover it with AstroTurf. When it was finished, it was beautiful,...

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It’s just not working.

It’s just not working.

Ever tried so hard to be liked or loved? Knowing that no matter how hard you try, nothing seems to work? You have glimpses of the love you seek but it is never quite enough. Love is consistent, it is safe and it is kind. You can tell how someone loves you by the way...

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Driving a porcelain Bus

Driving a porcelain Bus

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...

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Put yours on first

Put yours on first

  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...

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What if being good enough is enough?

What if being good enough is enough?

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...

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A big thank you to you

A big thank you to you

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...

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Why we should care less about the opinions of others

Why we should care less about the opinions of others

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...

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Interviewing ‘People who inspire me’

Interviewing ‘People who inspire me’

Disappearing Act Long time no see. I hope you are doing well. I have been in New Orleans filming for much of the Summer. Those of you who come here often will see that I have not updated my website in a couple of months. As well as filming for the Baking Championship...

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These three in one utensils are pretty genius

These three in one utensils are pretty genius

Are you looking to spring clean your kitchen utensils? Wooden spoons looking a bit shabby? Then look no further than these three-in-one finds  from the innovative kitchen utensil collection by Mason Cash. They are pretty genius. The weather is going to get cooler...

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12 things you should give up to find your purpose

12 things you should give up to find your purpose

If you want know how to find your purpose in life, these are the 12 things you need to give up doing. People that have figured out how to find purpose in life are happier, live longer and enjoy more success. Have a look at the things you need to stop doing so you can...

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Gingerbread pancakes with maple and bacon

Gingerbread pancakes with maple and bacon

This is an oldie but a goodie. I wanted to develop a new one for you but I am travelling and without a kitchen at the moment. I Hope you enjoy making these. There truly are delicious and a bit different from the regular pancakes. I love the thin pancakes with lemon...

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