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I have a confession to make. I’m a 42-year-old mum, journalist and Sunday Times-bestselling author, but I have the grand total of one GCSE!
Recently I was invited to film with popular BBC presenter Mark Watson but with a frustrating clash of dates, I just couldn't make it to London for the shoot day- so did want any vlogger worth her salt would do, and vlogged a piece directly to Mark.
Last week saw a childhood dream come true when I presented three short features for ITV's breakfast show 'Good Morning Britain', with my pieces broadcast last Monday, Tuesday and Thursday.
I'm a pro-blogger yes, but also an award winning filmmaker and TV director, having made TV drama, documentary, short films, commercials and music videos in my time (you can see my website here).
Welcome to my new monthly feature-Who's The Daddy! A huge fan of blogs penned by fathers, I wanted to showcase the rich, insightful and damn right captivating male bloggers who share their point of view on all things parenting and beyond, right here on my blog, once a month with a guest post from each contributor. I'll be tweeting about it using the hashtag #whosthedaddy too if you want to get involved!
Today, I met up with my wonderful friend Will (not Matt Damon, although striking resemblance that's for sure) for a late lunch at Carluccio's in Leeds as he was visiting from London for a meeting...
Life can become pretty stressful for parents so it's super important to try and carve out some 'you time' when you can (no, toilet time doesn't count). For me, even a few minutes a day solo, makes me a ...
No, not me. Not again. Been there, many times!
Autumn is my most loved season. I heart you Autumn. This much. *makes huge hands.
For those who don't know, I'm a freelance writer/director directing drama, documentary, shorts, promos and music videos. I've been lucky enough to work with some of the leading production companies in the world and for diverse broadcasters from the BBC to film company Lionsgate UK- and I've even scooped some awards to boot along the way. I love my job-truly, I feel like I get to play and get paid for it.
My baby toddler turns 2 today. TWO WHOLE YEARS! So much has happened since his dramatic entrance into the world. We've lived in 3 different cities, had time off, started work again, made films, changed jobs, friends, houses and all the while our lives have been irrevocably, indellibly transformed by one charismatic and delightful young man. It's amazing that such a small person can make such a HUGE impression.
I seem to have something in common with adulterers and secret agents. "My name's Vicki and I'm leading a double life". There, I said it. I recently seem to be spending half my life with my husband and 16 month old boy in Leeds, the other half in meetings and working/and sometimes playing with my other family: my close friends in London.
I'm writing this from my Aunt's house in Manchester as I embark on the next few days without my little boy as I attend film and commercial meetings before returning next week to shoot the ads. You see 'Mummy's got to go to work now'. Yes it will help us financially but more so, I want to go and work. I need to. I love my job, it's the most challenging, unbelievably fun career in the world. I'm sure of it.
I recently wrote a love letter to London and thought it was only fair to share the love and write a post about Leeds, my hometown and now, new town.