Be your own bloom

“A flower does not think of competing with the flower next to it. It just blooms.” This is one of those IG quotes that makes the rounds on many health and wellness pages. And it bugs me. It makes me think of David Attenborough documentaries where tropical plants claw their way to the top of…

No surrender

The diet scene in my office is ridiculous. There’s someone doing 5:2, a couple of die hard Slimming World members, a raw vegan and somebody who eats high protein. The conversation starts up and they ask me what do I do, what do I eat. They know I’m gluten intolerant, but aside from that, nothing…

Eat your pie

You know what makes me sad? A family sat round the table, talking, eating and the mother/sister/female lead in this scenario is eating a different meal. A low-fat, low-joy plate of nothing. It’s worse when in a restaurant setting. Please excuse the over-generalisation, but women ordering and enduring a pitiful meal is something I’ve seen a…

The Big Dream

Going to Kate’s Cafe in Southampton at the weekend reignited my goal of owning and running my own cafe. Everything will be blue and white, my favourite colour combination. All of the dishes will match, with co-ordinating fixtures and fittings. There will be light wood tables and chairs dotted around the space, with elegant menus…