At Play

In 2014 I decided enough was enough with London and after six years living there I headed back to the countryside.

When not writing, filming or recording a perfect day is being at home. My time is split between the kitchen, garden or possibly making something for the house. Well that’s the dream. In reality i’m looking after two children and all the admin that entails. I’m also trying to find ways to live more sustainably.

My project for the foreseeable future is our two-acre garden. When we moved to our house the site was well on the way to a classic framework of outdoor rooms. But it has bags more potential so we’re in the process of adding some more structure and developing the planting. This is alongside the usual maintenance, veg patch antics and trying to keep on top of the abundance of scrummy fruit, a legacy of the previous owners.

I learn as I go along but I owe my initial confidence boost to working with Alex Valsecchi at Albury Vineyard.  In between my presenting shifts at Sky News I would spend days helping tend the vines throughout the season. You can read some of my blogs from those days here.

Most of my grow your own antics are described on Instagram. 

As far as playing away from home goes I’m probably watching some classic car racing, cycling, seeing friends or getting some north Norfolk mud between my toes. (With my husband and two children as company).

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