This is when I started to write. Because once I'd scanned every job website known to man and sent off my CV to all the recruitment agencies, I had time on my hands and it gave me a voice when I had lost my way. My friend Aifric would phone me to ask what to cook for dinner with the contents of her fridge, I would give her a few suggestions and she'd promptly forget and call me back. Usually when I was cooking our dinner. Emails were sent and this transformed into a blog. Initially I wrote it just for us but time passed and other people started to read and comment, so I was encouraged to write more and more. I've now written over 450 different recipes and articles covering food, drink, travel and nice things and I've readers from all over the world, and also right beside me in the three full time jobs I've had since 2010.
It actually only clicked with me during the week when I was chatting to Barbara Scully on her afternoon radio show The Hen House. We talked about where I began, how I got to where I am now and what makes me tick. All very Desert Island Discs but with only three music choices rather than the much more encompassing seven tunes that Kirsty Young allows on BBC Radio 4. If you want to listen to a whole hour of me waffling on about me, myself and I, the day job and my irrational love for a small fluffy dog, then please do. I'm honoured that Barbara thought I was a suitable guest for her inspired and inspiring show.
Anyway, now I am five. And it's all because of you. Thank you for reading, commenting, sharing and being bloody brilliant. Special thanks and lots of love to Ru, Aif, Moo, Lulu, Sandie, the rest of the family & friends and my WhatsApp sanity group for unconditional love and frequently bringing me down to earth. Now, who's making me a celebratory cake?