April 18, 2018

Our ability to breathe is remarkable; I know I’m stating the obvious, but we do it without thinking. We have the capacity to change our breathing consciously by – gasping or sighing for instance, but we can also affect it subconsciously depending on how we are feeling. Mood is inextricably linked to breath. Last week,…

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March 25, 2018

I have been thinking recently about the impact of an icon. My icons largely inhabit the world of art, literature, fashion, music and science. This month we lost Hubert de Givenchy and Stephen Hawking – two titans in their respective industries. It seems my world is being stripped, with increasing regularity, of so many people…

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March 8, 2018

Every year with the run up to International Women’s Day I do a lot of thinking about what this day means to me, and it always brings me back to my upbringing and how in turn how I have raised both my children, my daughter and my son. My mother, whilst on the face of…

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December 30, 2017

After rushing headlong to Christmas, like we all do, I have taken a few days to reflect on this year. I revel in these moments, not because I particularly like looking back, but I like taking stock and I love planning for the future. 2017 has been the most important creative year for me, to…

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January 15, 2017

Aaaaaargh!!!!I can’t quite believe it is the middle of January already – 2017 is in full flow and so far so good. I know loads of people who are not crazy about the New Year, but I love it – fresh starts, clean slates and new plans. This year I was struggling with resolutions –…

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December 29, 2015

  I have had a revelation this December. If you have been following my social networking you will know I have been socialising a little more than I normally do. It turns out that burning many candles at both ends is actually exceptional fun and I love it and I have experienced an interesting by-product….

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December 8, 2015

I have been wondering over the last few weeks why I have been so slack about Christmas. Normally, I am Queen of lists and planning, even sourcing new recipes I want to try…but this year I have let this all slide. There is no doubt that the daily dose of news both domestic and international…

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