I am a ditzy writer who dreams of having a dog or two, and a Maine Coon cat. I’ve been writing on and off since my teens. It wasn’t until I was in my twenties that I decided to consider taking this desire to write seriously. I took classes at The City Lit Centre in Keeley Street and joined a writer’s group. I studied creative writing, poetry, short prose, and scriptwriting. I even took a English language class in order to grapple with the nuts and bolts of grammar and punctuation. Everyone’s favourite achilles’ heel or is it heels? Oops!
I took a break in 2010 to train as a professional chef at Southgate College for two years, followed by a final year at Westminster and Kingsway College in which I specialised in Pastry and Confectionery. I worked in Harrods, at events and in their production kitchens. I was also employed at The Wolseley Cafe and Restaurant before briefly joining the Pastry Kitchen in the House of Commons. The last of which nearly killed me!
Realising as much as I enjoy cooking and baking I knew it was time to brave it and go down the path less travelled.
I returned to City Lit in January 2014, and have been busy going over old grounds to re-awaken skills gained previously and I am hopefully developing new ones along the way. I am currently studying Writing for Children.
Of the future I have no clue, but as Abraham Lincoln once said
“The best way to predict your future is to create it.”
P.S. I hope you enjoy this blog, and can taking something from it for yourself.