All posts tagged: blogger

Pass the decaf (and don’t judge)

I wasn’t expecting what happened after my statement. His raucous laughter filled up the room and sent a shock wave through my whole body. A minute later, after he had calmed down, the following statement left his mouth – “Yea, that’s what all junkies say”. Junkie? Me? JUNKIE??? Oh god, oh god, oh god. I think he might be right. I was about to head on my first long run of my shiny new marathon training plan. Usually I have a coffee pre run and take gels that also contain caffeine. But wait – a few days previously I had given up coffee – hopefully for good. You might be wondering why I have given up coffee in the first place. I didn’t start drinking it until my mid-20s. But a trip to the land of unctuous crema and creamy strong flat whites changed that. From the moment first sipped on a cup of light brown heaven, I was hooked. Even sitting here now, I am imagining the satisfaction I get from the smell of …

Honesty is the best policy

I wonder how much energy one expends when procrastinating. I really do sit here and think that if I hadn’t spent all of those hours staring into space trying to come up with a big idea that is going to change the course of my life, I could probably have changed the course of my life. That might be going a little far, but I’ll try and explain. If I’m honest, my life is great. I live in one of the best cities in the world, I surround myself with amazing people and I have reached a point in my career that makes me happy. I am happy. But there’s always more, isn’t there? I set this blog up almost nine years ago. It has given me some of the best experiences of my life, but there have still been so many times where I have thought about jacking it all in, or refreshing the blog in an attempt to do something better. The ‘something better’ is the key here… everyone I have spoken to …

BRPsummit

I have to say that yesterday evening’s #bprsummit at The Rubens hotel has somewhat inspired me to write a blog post. I myself work in food PR, albeit for a few months. As you may be able to tell from my previous posts (however sparse), I love food. I love eating, I love baking, I love talking about food and I love Reading about food. My personal journey started after my mums love for baking took shape and honesty, this was in the last couple of years. I am a self confessed music lover and always thought this would be my calling but after a few stints at a well known social networking company and a ‘fantastic’ fashion/music magazine and being subjected to a mass throng of industry insiders I decided it was not for me, thanks. I was at the right place at the right time with the right experience for my job. I joined Wild Card as a junior account executive (technical and digital) and my job is to facilitate the knowledge and …