(I know some of you want every bit of info - you might want to read my book.)
Before I was seven years old I had lived in a house truck, on a commune, in France, in New Zealand, in Ireland, and several homes in England. I had been bathed in a sink, had a pet goose called Lucy, and I think it would be fair to say that my parents gifted me with a curiosity for the world.
My family moved to Brighton, Sussex, UK when I was seven and it has been my home on and off ever since. Even when I live somewhere else, Brighton is always my ‘home’. I made the move to London in 1998 and in 2001 I graduated with BA Hons in Theatre Practice and Scenic Art from the Central School of Speech and Drama.
I went on to have a successful and (eventually) well paid career as a Freelance TV & Film Production Buyer, Stylist, and Project / Event Manager. I worked hard and played harder. I suffered from burn out at the end of every job. I had money, and so I would take myself off to Thailand and engulf myself in fasting and raw food, or Egypt for a yoga retreat.
My life was a roller coaster of working til I collapsed and then ‘retreating’ around the world. In July 2009, I had my first pangs of “Is this it?!” I wasn’t satisfied, there was a huge void in my life, I felt empty and in the midst of the impending recession I set up My Girl Friday Ltd, providing Freelance Personal and Virtual Assistance to Creative Businesses & Private Individuals in the UK and across the globe.