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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 impa...
Hilary Steel 2017

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 ...
Sword Swallowing

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 s...
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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 or...
World of Potatoes - Hilary Steel

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 ...
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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...
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My Mother’s Daughter…

In 2011, March 17th/18th, during the night my personal life changed forever. My Mum, the most vibrant and influential person in my life suffered a major stroke that rendered her paralysed down her ri...

Life’s Too Short

I received news this week that someone I adored had passed away due to cancer. She was far too young and her passing really had an effect on me. She was a friend who always made me smile and was alwa...

Steely Dictionary

New meanings; Panadol – Kitchen Barbie Hippocampus – Large University Disappointment – Unused Hollistic treatment phone application Independent – Alternative necklace Disassoc...