I adore Hotel Chocolat and I definitely heart this Straight from the Heart chocolate box they've brought out in time for Valentine's Day.
Welcome to Creative Lives: An Interview With...my new feature that will share the experiences of inspiring men and women leading creative lives. People who are working in the media and the arts, creating, communicating, touching and transforming. I'm honoured to kick this series off with the simply brilliant, viral sensation with substance, Al Ferguson of The Dad Network!
Tuesday was one of my life highlights. I was honoured to be asked to speak at Mosaic, a charity founded by HRH The Prince of Wales in 2007.
It's National Curry Week, so this week I feel honoured to interview Anjula Devi for my Wonderful Women series.
We're often scared to follow our professional dreams as mothers aren't we? You, I, no doubt most women reading this blog post (those not yet mothers too) because most of us have the desire to have both-a family and successful career, yet so often, as women we're made to feel by others, perpetuated by the media and society as a whole, that we can't lead, achieve and reach the top of our profession, while raising a family.
It's so easy in life to be constantly chasing dreams, and believe me, I'm a big believer in dreaming big, working hard, and simply going for 'it' whatever 'it' might be, but recently I've had a little shift in thinking...
I watched this film below and literally got goose pimples because I related, crazily so! Like the small businesses in the video who were given a HUGE chance to make their dreams come true and open on the high street, I too have ambitions of my own to keep harnessing this blog business, to continue to reach bigger audiences (I now have a big audience in the US and want to keep growing there and on home soil too of course) and keep my readers coming back for more.
At the end of last year, I anxiously scribbled a creative plan down on paper for myself and blogged about the process HERE. A liberating act and one that was utterly necessary in helping me to focus on what mattered when it came to my creative work goals and dreams.
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.