If you could do something else for the day- what would you do?
I’d love to give radio presenting a whirl.
How do you overcome any challenges in your working life?
For me the biggest challenge is the juggling you have to do as a parent. Childcare is so expensive and it’s difficult to commit to when you work for yourself and don’t have a guaranteed regular income. I’ve taken my daughter with me to a lot of meetings but that isn’t always feasible, and breastfeeding while you’re pitching isn’t ideal, but you just get on with it. On the other hand, when you have kids it’s amazing what you can suddenly achieve in a child-free half an hour! And being a parent puts a different spin on things, about what’s important and what’s not. That new perspective is so helpful in everything.
How do you celebrate your successes?
With wine. Or gin. Or both! And if we’re feeling flush then we love eating out. My pushing present for the Little Man was the tasting menu at La Gavroche!