Monday, 25 November 2013

A few out-takes from the Mind Media Awards :-)

Latest column: Mind Media Awards, celebrities and champagne - and why life is a gift.

"Even now that anorexia is behind me, I don’t take normality for granted. I hope I never will. Recovery was such a painful process that I feel protective of my new-found health. I’ll continue to talk about it and write about it—and to hell with those who call me a narcissist— because I know what it’s like to be trapped and terrified, dropping below 6 stone, unable to eat, unable to save yourself, your mind falling apart. When you’re at rock-bottom, it helps to know that others have been there too..."

Monday, 11 November 2013

Should I Stay or Should I Go? London: Love It or Leave It? My latest column for The Daily Beast

"I stare at the November rain, the grimy London streets, and the look of sheer stress on the face of every passer-by. Is this what we mean by ‘quality of life’? I know I’d miss all this if I left it behind: I’d miss cycling along the Thames, running in Hyde Park; I’d miss seeing the Dome of St Paul’s on the cluttered skyline. But increasingly I long for space to think, air to breathe..."

Friday, 1 November 2013

Watch out, there's a Woolf in leopard-print about! A Halloween selfie, although I'm not going trick or treating, or any Halloween parties. Check out the dodgy hair though, that should scare off the ghouls and ghosties :-)