"Not everything needs a recipe -
soul food is the right blend in the fight measures"
#1. FAMILY FUN
Growing up in a family of 11 children had it's place for fun and learning.
NUMBER 8 of the football team of 6 girls and 5 boys :
even though we are far apart FAMILY & FRIENDSHIPS are at my heart.
With 10 siblings, 25 nieces & nephews, Mum to 2 of my own boys - Joshua (18) & Ollie (13).
It’s a joy observing them all grow in all different directions and being part of their lives.
I adore making time to keep these connections close & enjoy hearing all news as it happens.
Many of them have been my teachers.
#2. HANDWRITTEN LETTERS, CREATING & SHARING THOUGHTS
I'm on a personal mission to ensure the post office stays trading by
keeping handwritten letters alive!
I own a beautiful ink pen and get a kick out of handwriting & receiving letters.
#3. SUNRISE SUP & being near WATER
A new hobby on my NZ adventure with my constant companion Honey-Belle on my board.
(Water - Sunrise - Wooferz = perfect start to any day:) The magic of swimming with Dolphins that represent fun & freedom.
#4. TRAVEL and NATURE
has always been at my core to expand learning & growth.
Forever curious, a mantra I adopted over
decades of travel for business or pleasure.
“New City : New People : New Food : New sunrise!
What’s New here & What can I learn?"
Favourite country is still ITALY for its architecture,
history, beauty and it's food!
I have a top 5 for my favourite city :
LONDON takes top spot for its culture, diversity,
history and that British Vibe.
#5. CREATING IN THE KITCHEN
I have a passion for creative expression with food especially influences around
Perisan, Moroccan & Italian dishes.
Round 1 of My Fantasy Dinner Party Guests include :
Sir David Attenborough, Dr Brene Brown, Robin Williams, Ariana Huffington, Rodger Federah, George & Amal Clooney, Freddie Mercury, Richard Branson, Audrey Hepburn, Dalai Lama & The Queen.
Imagine the Fun conversations!
#6. INSPIRATIONAL QUOTES
find me when I need them the most.
My current favourite is from a
beautiful spirit in Mother Theresa -
" Yesterday is gone. Tomorrow has not yet come. We have only today.
Let us begin."
#7. FUN MOMENTS within 20 yrs of corporate business.
Leadership roles training & developing talent. 10 of those years with The Walt Disney Company.
I had the fortune to study at the Disney University in Anaheim gaining access into ultimate insights of BRAND integrity.
The only time I’ve been scared of kids was when I was mobbed by autograph hunters as a character in the Los Angeles Walt Disney Theme park!
#8. J'ADORE VIBRANT COLOURS, FLOWERS, DANCE AND MUSIC – any music!
Classical, Jazz, Pop, Soul, Chill & Funk : it’s in my genes with a family full of musical hands and vocals : live bands are the hallmark of my early decades.
A mega fan of stadium concerts throughout
the 80’s & 90’s travelling far and wide to see bands across Europe.
I am proud to admit to my secret addiction to 80's music TINA TURNER & TAKE THAT who I’ve seen 12 times in concert!
(Twice in NZ on their only 2 nights here in 2017)
#9. MOVING COUNTRIES
Amidst an adventure writing that book whilst living in AUCKLAND N.Z. However, BRISTOL UK, pulls on my heart strings & will always be home - currently getting used to long haul travel as part of our family lives!
I've been writing a journal since i was 12 yrs old - even have some scribbles of younger years!
Some of my work was planted from those initial dreams!
A gratitude Journal lives in my handbag - because there is always something to write!
#11. 2 FAVOURITE QUESTIONS of all time :
What 3 words would you want to be remembered for?
What would you do if you knew you could not fail?
Travel Lightly collecting memories,