Why did you join The Model Advocate Team?
I like the philosophy, time is limited and you have to do the best you can today and not guilt-trip yourself to distraction. Life is short but also precious – you have to look after yourself. Shona and I share more than just being Scottish achievement junkies; we share the same values and we love discussing fitness and trying new Pilates moves. We’ve spent a lot of time (eight years and five pregnancies!) developing an at home/anywhere mat Pilates method that has worked for us and hope it might work for other women too.
Top fitness tip
Little and often adds up if that’s all you can do. In an ideal world, we would all have an hour at a time to do a full workout. As a busy mother, this isn’t always possible. Do what you can when you can – even just bursts of ten minutes squatting or burpees while babies are napping. This works well for Pilates – I often do ten minutes here and there.
I am the world expert in…
Certificates! I seem to be a certificate squirrel – CISCO Engineer, MBA, BA (Joint Hons because I was incapable of picking a single subject), ITTT (can’t even remember what exam that was), CELTA. This is evidence of a life well lived and just too much interest in too many things rather than career indecision!
I am most passionate about
Health and fitness and my kiddies.
Red and white wine, any wine…
Good food increases the pleasure or is it the other way round?
Personal: If you live to be a hundred, I want to live to be a hundred minus one day, so I never have to live without you.
Professional: If the person you are talking to doesn’t appear to be listening, be patient. It may simply be that he has a small piece of fluff in his ear.
Both courtesy of Winnie the Pooh … keeping it simple!
I can’t live without
It’s a cliché…but has to be my kids!
Weird fact you’d never guess about me
I’m am Italian sommelier and was in the British Territorial Army so I can shout and shoot! I also speak five languages (English, Spanish, French, German, Italian) – this is normal in some countries but unusual for a Brit.