Every now and again comes an opportunity to do something extraordinary, a once in a lifetime experience. This one meant leaving my little girl for the best part of two weeks, the longest I've not been with her and the honest truth is that I missed her like crazy.
When the worst thing that could happen turned out to be a blessing...
Its pretty crazy that in the very short time I've been writing this blog I've already divulged far more about my personal life than I had ever expected, as mentioned on numerous occasions, I'm a fiercely private person, so to lay bare my take on parenting isn't necessarily the easiest thing for me to do. So I've decided to lighten the mood a little and share with you 10 things you wouldn't necessarily know about me so here goes nothing. Enjoy and feel free to take the mickey out of me.
When John Torode muttered the infamous words "Masterchef, it's going to change your life" I took little notice. It was February 2005 when I became hooked on the show that was to alter my world dramatically. I still remember rushing home from work to tune into BBC2 at 6:30 every evening, for the first time in my life I had a TV programme that I couldn't miss.
In my blog introduction I stated that: "By no means do I think I've done everything as a parent perfectly, God we all make mistakes but sometimes I wish I had been given advice that might have swayed some of the decisions I have made along the way."