Seize the day or hit snooze?

I hate curtains and love open windows so I awaken far too early to light and air and then a head full of stuff to do.


What motivates you in the morning?

It has to be said I’m far more motivated if there’s brightness and sunshine than if there’s greyness and rain. With the former, I can’t wait to get out walking the dog and then sneaking in a good coffee – it has to be good or I sulk – before starting work. I say ‘work’ but that sounds derisory. I love what I do in both my jobs. Also, we’ve just painted our home office citron yellow which has made me so much more happy and energised than the very stylish but soul-sucking murky green it was before. I need the right sort of colours and lots of light in my life. It only took me 59 years to acknowledge quite how much.


What would your dream weekend involve?

The sea. People I love. Music. Art. A book I’m immersed in. Good coffee (again). Sand dunes. Big walks. Shared food. Good gin. Laughter that reaches all the way through.


What outfit are you most looking forward to wearing now we’re allowed out, and where will you wear it?

The Klements 'Dusk' dress in tattoo print. Charlotte from Klements is one of my favourite YBD designers (and people) and wearing her artful creations always makes me feel alive. I’m well known for saying ‘never save anything for best’ – wear it, use it, love it now as best may be too late – but I’ve been waiting to wear this gorgeous dress barefoot and hazy dancing to live music on sunscorched grass….


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