I was born and raised in Essex & London and moved to Dubai 5 years ago after meeting my now-husband!  He was back for a holiday in the UK after living in Dubai for years and managed to whisk me away! My favourite things are watching my little one grow into a beautiful little lady, spending quality time with the hubby with some good food & wine, then trying to balance it all out with running & yoga! 

Where’s home?  

Originally from Essex (and proud!), I’ve lived in London & South East for most of my life until moving to Dubai 4 years ago.  The hubby is Northern though, so if we ever move back to the UK, I think somewhere near Manchester would be ‘home’ for us.

What did you want to be when you were younger? 

For a long time, I wanted to be an actress but when my parents put me in drama school for a summer it became very clear early on that I couldn’t sing, dance or act, so that career dream changed pretty quickly! 

What is your favourite activity to do with your children?  

Dancing to Disney film soundtracks and reading stories, particularly anything by Julia Donaldson – all her books are brilliant!

How do you spend your weekends? 

When it’s not too hot, I love to get outside early for a run, then spend some quality time together as a family and keeping our toddler entertained!  We spend a lot of time by the pool and eating out.  I do love a brunch even if they are a bit of a rarity these days

What’s your favourite movie?

Since having my daughter, Frozen & Moana are definitely the top favourites these days

If you could only eat one meal for the rest of your life what would it be?

I could quite happily live on Dim Sum or French bread and vintage cheese!  

Who is your celebrity crush? 

Since watching Bates Hotel on Netflix it has to be Max Thieriot – plus he owns a vineyard which is a dream combination for me!

Where is on your bucket list to visit? 

Iceland is definitely up there – scenery looks incredible.  Also, anywhere you can ski – I’ve only been once when I was 29, wished I had done it sooner, but then haven’t been again since!

What’s your guilty pleasure? 

 I love 80’s music and cheesy power ballads – think Jennifer Rush ‘Power of Love’ on repeat!

If you could have a superpower what would it be?

Speaking every language – would love to be able to understand and speak every language in the world fluently! Plus, a little telepathy would be much appreciated at the moment when it comes to toddler negotiations!

What’s your favourite thing about living in Dubai? 

I love how safe and family orientated Dubai is.  It’s such a great place to bring up a family and obviously the weather is fantastic most of the year so living in flip flops and sunglasses year-round is a dream.