Learning from Children

Tim and I, along with our colleague Russ, have been working in a school over the last few weeks – recording podcasts, and this week filming TV, with some delightful primary school pupils. It’s been a long while since I have been able to spend this much time with children. Whilst [...]

By |2019-02-07T23:11:40+00:00February 7th, 2019|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Learning to Adapt

I’ve been having somewhat of a rollercoaster of a couple of weeks… On Friday 18th January I hopped on a train to Bournemouth to spend the weekend with around 50 of my relatives. On the 20th I returned to London, met Tim and got straight back in the car to head to Bristol [...]

By |2019-02-01T10:17:54+00:00January 31st, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

A Day with Jeff

It’s Friday night… the candles are glimmering, the water is steaming and my bath is making headway in doing the much-needed job – saving me from my week’s exhaustion and self-questioning. Another seven days of full-on work pressures, personal challenges and the usual navigation of life’s ups and downs in today’s [...]

By |2019-01-17T21:07:48+00:00January 17th, 2019|Tags: , , , , , , |2 Comments

Managing Worry

Worrying has always been easy for me ever since I was a small child. But a few years ago, my mindset shifted when I realised that being anxious was about trying to force an outcome over which I had no control. It also took away valuable mental energy I would need for problem solving. So I [...]

By |2019-01-10T14:42:39+00:00January 10th, 2019|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

New Year, Same You

It’s 3pm on the 1stof January. I have been horizontal for almost the entire day and we are half way through Four Weddings and a Funeral when my best friend Leah says ‘Shall I read you a poem Pandora Sykes has written?’ Pandora Sykes is a writer, journalist and podcaster (I am [...]

By |2019-01-03T18:40:44+00:00January 3rd, 2019|Tags: , , , , , |1 Comment

Flourishing Together

It’s that very funny time between Christmas and New Year. The ‘January’ sales have started (even though January hasn’t) and, for many, this is a time to spend with loved ones, whether they are near or far. And so, as a little follow-up from the blog I wrote a couple of [...]

By |2018-12-27T22:29:48+00:00December 27th, 2018|Tags: , , , |0 Comments

The Silent Man

Silence is Bliss. It’s not a phrase that’s greatly resonated with me throughout my life. I grew up in a busy and bustling house, surrounded by family, 7 dogs and multiple other two and four-legged friends. Silence was rare, and other than when I was revising and wanted real quiet (much [...]

By |2018-12-20T19:07:44+00:00December 20th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments

Working on Ilana

It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Can you tell I really like Christmas? Well, I actually just really like December. London always looks so pretty (the Oxford Street window displays are at their finest), there’s that frosty bite in the air, there are decorations everywhere and people just become [...]

By |2018-12-13T20:46:23+00:00December 13th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , |0 Comments

Young? Old? Be Happy!

Greetings from Swansea Hubbers! Over the past few months I’ve been working on location in this Welsh city filming our latest show for CBeebies (watch out for details next year!). Over the course of my time here, there has been a reoccurring theme cropping up - the older generation. It started [...]

By |2018-12-05T22:11:26+00:00December 5th, 2018|Tags: , , , , , , , , |0 Comments

Here to Help

I think human beings are innately kind. Indeed, research tells of toddlers readily helping others to achieve their goals... the altruism within them is a natural instinct. So why is it that we hear of such atrocities around the word? And headlines shout that we in Western society nowadays are ‘all [...]

By |2018-11-29T19:32:24+00:00November 8th, 2018|Tags: , , , , |0 Comments