I’m a mum of two, I work from home as a food, parenting and travel writer and in my spare time (ahaha) I’m an enthusiastic cook and food lover. We live in the Home Counties and I’m very happily married to a handsome pilot. We have two teenagers:
#1: our oldest son, Sam (AKA The Mad Professor) is 17, sings like an angel, strums a mean guitar, reads books faster than that bloke off Criminal Minds, has a wit sharper than a razor, is the only tidy person in the whole house and is generally to be found plugged in to the Xbox. Oh and he always smells nice too – all fan mail gratefully received.
#2 son, Charlie: our very own Death Wish Dude is 14 and a skater boy extraordinaire. He’s a dedicated kickboxer, has the voice of an angel, along with a nose for trouble and an eye for the ladies, an aversion to fruit and veg and an amazing ability to ingest his own body weight in chocolate at one sitting.
And me? I am an excessive tweeter, a bit blonde, a bit of a nerd, a bit sweary, an occasional hysteric and the most unsporty person on the planet (I was the one round the back of the bike sheds having a fag during PE) and, apart from a small group of my very close and adored friends, am rather unsociable (I like my own company – possibly a throwback from hours spent fielding in the sea during childhood beach cricket games: ‘go deep! No, deeper!’). I can jabber for England, can’t walk in heels (it’s something to do with the leg/body ratio) and can be lured anywhere with something pink and sparkly or anything that smells nice. I have a crippling inability to self-edit and a love of beaches (it’s the smell and the sand-between-the-toes) and lip balm. I am a proud member of the Disney 7 (and an all-round Disney fanatic), a member of the International Travel Writers Alliance and am also proud to have been shortlisted in Red Magazine’s Red’s Hot Women Awards … Yup, I think that’s about it. Oh wait…
As a family, we’re mad on travelling and love to explore new places (as long as there’s something to eat). I am a member of the Gatwick Airport Passenger Panel, which aims to improve the experience of all travellers moving through the airport. I represent family travellers on the panel.
After several years living in Ireland, we’re now back home in Hertfordshire and share English Towers with an evil white cat called Ninja.
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