Who am I? And what am I ‘about’?
I am just an average, ordinary, run of the mill, middle England sort of person.
In the most basic of terms, I’m a wife, mother, daughter, sister, cook and cleaner. The extend of my achievements are my precious children and my happy marriage. But underneath the façade I have a love of food, a passion for art, a need to travel and a whole lot of life to live. My world is ordinary, but like most others I dream of being extraordinary, who could not dream of sitting on a beach on some Polynesian island, with a cocktail in their hand, watching an unforgettable sunset in a kaleidoscope of colours? Or floating over Cappodocia in Turkey on a balloon ride of a lifetime, watching a myriad of surreal landscapes? We can all dream and we can all admire those who action those moments. Sadly, I do not live in a world where achieving these dreams comes easily, but travel anywhere, even in its local form is a thrill, there is food inspiration everywhere, exciting places to eat and art around every corner.
My diet is meat and fish free and I suffer from coeliac disease. You will never catch me bemoaning anyone else’s dietary requirements, because I know, first-hand how difficult it can be, to visit a restaurant and ask for a gluten free, vegetarian meal. It’s usually met by a smirk and a,
“I’ll have to go and check with the chef”
The result of this discussion is usually a risotto, which though I still enjoy, I sadly often feel, I could cook better myself.
I enjoy a cross section of literature, from blogs and cookery books all the way through to the latest best selling novel. The writing I choose must inspire me, take me to remarkable places, give me food ideas, suggest places of art and culture and push me to want to learn more; but not belittle or discourage me. I hope my writing in its roughest of guises achieves just a little of this magic.