My Blog Posts

2013 25/Feb

Nothing says Hollywood glamour quite like the Oscars, the dresses and the diamonds, the tension and tears, the ambition and the accolade, make it an awards ceremony like no other, and this year’s show was no exception. Amy Adams was unflappable in her feathered number and Jennifer Lawrence dazzled in Dior, while Helen Hunt was […]

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2013 20/Feb

I didn’t know where to go, who anyone was or how anything worked…No it’s not a line from my diary on my first day of school, but how I felt yesterday as I worked my first shift at Radio 5 Live. Obviously I know the station well from a listener’s point of view, but when […]

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2013 14/Feb

Last night I settled down in front of my television to watch my good friend, Shazia Awan, take part as a panellist on BBC 3’s Free Speech. While I didn’t agree with everything she said, I thought she made her points in a clear and concise way and I was proud of her performance. But […]

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2013 11/Feb

Yesterday I went out for Sunday lunch to celebrate my mum’s and brother’s birthdays. The conversation and company were fantastic, and my cheese souffle was delicious, then we had the added bonus of bumping into an old family friend at the resturant. “Aunty” Edana, as we used to call her, gave my brother and me extra English […]

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2013 4/Feb

When I left ITV at the end of last year one of my colleagues wrote in my card that whoever took over my job as Health Correspondent would have big shoes to fill. Obviously it was a kind remark about the work I had done, but it was also a nod to my slight obsession. […]

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2013 1/Feb

When I was first thinking about going freelance there were times when I wondered whether or not I’d be disciplined enough to wake up every morning and be at my desk by 9am. I also worried there might not be enough for me to do, even if I managed it. But this week I have […]

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