Hi all, today I’ve had a very late start indeed. My daughter slept until 10am this morning. I’d almost forgotten what it was like to have a lay in bed. I feel like a new momma this morning.

She woke up full of beans so I made a hearty brunch. Sometimes you just can’t beat a full English with poached eggs, garlic bread and spinach. It was tasty.

I’ve cooked more breakfasts than I can count working as a chef in kitchens over the years. It’s always nice to take the time to cook something for myself.

I often forget how hard I used to work in kitchens, in the sweltering heat. I either started work really early or late at night. I’m happy I’m not doing that anymore. I was burnt, cut, stressed out and physically exhausted.

It all seems like a distant memory now. I do miss the banter though. I’ve often thought that you have to be half mad to work in kitchens.

It’s probably why I felt so at home. I’ve met some of the most amazing people working with kitchens from all over the world. It’s a great way to meet people. Sometimes I miss it.

After breakfast I had a look through some old sketch books. We’ve recently moved house and I’m still unpacking boxes at the back of the closet.

Is anyone else like this? I can never understand how people are so organised. I find moving home such an upheaval. It like a tree moving it’s roots. It takes me sometime to settle on my new ground.

Anyway I found this sketch that I did in 2015. It was a street art piece design for my friend Louise who passed away. I never did get around to painting it.

Maybe one day I should. I could photograph some street art for you. It’s been a while since I picked up a can of spray paint and hung up my trainers to dry.

After brunch we headed out into the garden. My daughter is going through a phase of wearing my lipstick. She draws it on her face. Often missing her mouth. I find it hilarious although she’s ruined a lot of my makeup.

I’m so glad I got her a tree house. It’s been one of the best things I’ve ever purchased. She loves it. It’s a great little place for her to burn off some steam. Especially at the moment.

Hope everyone is coping with the pandemic. We’re still in the second lockdown in England . I’m enjoying spending time with my kids. It’s also given me some time to finish my E Book.

I really hope it’s going to help people. It’s going to be FREE. It’s a little guide to understanding boundaries and how to set them. <3

Enjoy your weekend everyone.


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