Read about our trip to York with TransPennine Express.
It's wonderful to host novelist and actress Sara Alexander's guest post today on the how she finds it vital to nourish herself creatively in order to be the best parent she can be.
On the 9th of March, Jessica Huie MBE and I hosted our annual Passion into Pounds event (inspiring women in business) in collaboration with The British Library to mark International Women's Day. What a night it was! With a full-house and a killer panel, the energy was simply electric!
Welcome back people and sorry for the delay, my youngest had a high temp last night and then I was awake in the night feeling unwell too! We've both woken up feeling better so here's to a germ-free day!
Harriet Thorpe is a great friend and mentor to me. She's my hero.
I've come to realise that whilst I'm pretty good, maybe even, GREAT, at caring for others, I can be a little bit rubbish at caring for myself- and practising self-care. Not always, I go through phases of doing yoga daily, eating well most of the time and taking time out from my busy schedule but at other times, I often find myself run ragged and in need of a reminder to slow the heck down and chill. So this is my reminder. For me, as much as for you. I hope it inspires.
The other night, as I began to Google, 'Spending Christmas...' in a bid to discover potential holiday destinations over the festive season, what followed as the top search was, 'Spending Christmas... alone', which took me aback. I'm not naive enough to think everyone spends it with others but to find it was the most entered search term, deeply saddened me..
Having spent my twenties working in the film business as an award-winning director, I'm a complete and utter movie buff! I love nothing more than losing myself in a good film - especially one that means th...
Life can be a little bit surreal at times and in some respects it can feel, well, a little bit full circle. I know I'm being ambiguous but bare with me... On Thursday night I attended the film première of Eddie the Eagle, a movie made by Lionsgate UK, a company I used to work for.
Mid January (the 13th to be precise) saw me spend an evening with healthy, new yoghurt drink Optiwell, a bunch of bloggers, and my newest collaborator here on the blog (more of that soon) registered Dietitian and Sports Nutritionist Laura Clark, at the Cowshed in Shoreditch House, London.
filling the car with presents We are all incredibly excited to be heading to my folks' house, the home I grew up in, for the big day this year, and that means being prepared. Here I am packing the car up about to embark of one of the many #Journeysthatmatter to me, something that Esso are highlighting this season.
Sometimes it takes a Yorkshire lass to arrange a London meet-up, ha!
Two weekends ago saw this family head to the Yorkshire Coast for a relaxing break to celebrate the launch of Esso Synergy Fuels at the breathtaking 100-acre Raithwaite Estate, a place we'd never visited before, but instantly fell in love with.
I'm so excited to share this vlog as it's from my shoot yesterday in London, with renowned photographer Joseph Sinclair.
So after a lot of thought and deliberation, and undoubtedly wanting to utilise my skills as a director, I now bring you daily vlogs on my YouTube channel!
It's pretty hard to find couple time when kids come along, but Peter and I never feel more content (or sane again) than after we've managed to squeeze in a bit of time of 'us' time- be it a quick dinner, walk in the park or simply watching First Dates with a takeaway, while the little people sleep.
September 30th saw my husband Peter, and I, enjoy a special evening in London at the Esso Synergy Fuels launch event.
Sophie Mei Lan is a multi-award winning journalist, dancer and mum-of-two. She enjoys filmmaking, presenting, learning languages and blogging on current affairs issues.