Finally… A proper introduction…

Hello there..Well where to start?!

So much has changed since this page was born. I was a nutritionist cabin crew mash up living with my boyfriend.. Fast forward a couple of years and I’m a qualified natural chef, fully grounded head chef and now a wife! Wowee, CoVid 19 has a lot to answer for..

But on a serious note, I think everyone’s life has changed massively since last year. It has been incredibly hard on so many people in so many ways. I wish I had a magic wand to make it better. On a personal level it gave me the well needed kick up the bum to make the changes I’d been too scared to make. I’m good at talking the talk but can be an utter coward too.. But hey, after 22 years I took a leap of faith and packed my wings away for the last time and crossed everything I’d land on my feet on my new career adventure.

And a beautiful, fun, scary adventure it has been. Deciding to became a natural chef was one of the best ideas I’ve ever had.. I have been lucky enough to create recipes for Sunday Brunch, assist on food styling shoots and meet some incredible people.

I have always been so terrified of failing that I’ve often passed up an opportunity so as not to fail. But now I see that was simply failing without any of the potential adventures.

My Mum’s passing a few years years back made me take stock and decide I wanted to be the best me I could be, take chances and challenge myself. Seeing a CBT therapist also played a huge helping hand. And I wouldn’t have met the Hubster without her help.

As I said I’m now a head chef and working for a lovely company with great people. And mentally I’m in the best place I’ve ever been. Don’t get me wrong I still have dark and stormy days but now have in place my tools to cope with depression. And seems I’m also getting a handle on my stress levels, finally. Deep breaths, mindfulness, and talking about the issue are definitely underrated techniques.

So since this page was born what have I learnt?

Say no to fad diets – Don’t fool yourself, they don’t work. Eat healthy, be healthy. It takes time.

Say yes to things that scare you. I’m talking opportunities rather than bungee jumping.

Be kind to yourself and trust your gut.

Invest in yourself. Not by buying a new eyeshadow (yes I do that too!) but in seeing a professional. A counsellor, a nutritionist, a personal trainer, a doctor etc.

The internet, Instagram and social media often talk s*@t. Don’t believe everything you see or read.

Find your passion.

Be grateful for what you have, dream big but live in the now.

Be happy.

Make homemade stock every week.

Concentrate or even better, wear cut resistant gloves when using a mandoline.

Anyway time for my daily walk. Any questions, drop me a line.

Chat soon xx

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