Never Stop Asking Questions
Sep25

Never Stop Asking Questions

Children are often berated for asking annoying questions. Why is the sky blue? What does that day? How does that work? At 45 years old, I discovered that asking the right question made a massive impact on a situation. Four months ago, while my Dad was in Pembury Hospital after being shipped off by blue light a few weeks before, I received a phone call from a Doctor on the ward. When I picked up the call I thought it was going to be...

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Changes Happen…
Sep18

Changes Happen…

Thankfully I am not afraid of change which is just as well considering I have totally turned my world upside down in the last 10 months. From Magazine Editor to running pop up bars at food and drink Festivals and playing around with potatoes with the intention of publishing a cookery book based loosely on one written by my Mum in 1989. (The Great Potato Cookbook). This all sounds like fun right? Well it is, but there is also another...

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Sword Swallowing
Oct25

Sword Swallowing

Opening the 2015 Kent Women in Business Awards is one night that I am unlikely to forget in a hurry! Sword swallowing?, magic tricks? Yes it’s all in there….It was fun learning some new skills, but I definitely need to polish up if I am going to use them again in the future..

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Hosting KITA 2015
Sep13

Hosting KITA 2015

As I made my first entrance in to the room in ‘character’ at the fourth Kent Independent Traders Awards I was struck by the party atmosphere that had spread out across the room. Having organised the table plan, I knew that people were there on their own and were thrown in to a group of other finalists, yet there was no sense of this as people were engaging with each other right from the start. I admit, dressing up as Del...

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When a Hobby Becomes Something More
Jun30

When a Hobby Becomes Something More

It’s funny what life can throw at you. Mine has been thrown an opportunity to turn a hobby in to something much more productive while still making it enjoyable. In 1989 my Mum, Jennifer, wrote ‘The Great Potato Cookbook’ which was reprinted ┬ábunch of times in different languages. I was 17 when it was published by Search Press based in Tunbridge Wells. I remember being so proud of her as she did it all while working a...

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World of Potatoes
May23

World of Potatoes

Back in 1989 my Mum published a cookery book, ‘The great Potato Cookbook’ while she was working for an Independent Publishing House in Kent, Search Press. I remember being so proud of her for putting it all together while having a demanding full time job and not to mention, demanding children. The book has been re-printed numerous times and in numerous different languages. In 2011 my Mum suffered a massive stroke which...

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