I’ve done some crazy stuff in my time. I once slept in a cave in the middle of Turkey on New Years Eve with American travellers that insisted on dancing naked around the camp fire. Anyone that knows me will know that removing my clothes in temperatures below 35 degrees is out of the question, fire or no fire. I was once sick in my best friend’s mouth on an extremely buoyant boat trip to Ko Tao in Thailand where we looked like death on arrival in paradise for different reasons. We are still best friends but we now have a special bond. We just don’t talk about it as it makes us both feel sick. My most impressive feat was getting over the shame of taking up the birthing position in a room full of people. Some may think this is no big deal but I was mortified. I soon got over it as the gas and air didn’t work and I needed to get my premature baby out. Thankfully I had my husband by my side to support me though this difficult time in my life, oh no wait, he was busy taking photos of me so we could remember the whole experience. Colourful language ensued at this time. All the mothers in the audience will appreciate that one.
But getting my bags into Jon Lewis is by far the craziest thing I have done in a long time. Yes – they are now live at www.johnlewis.com and seem to have sold out in some styles. What? Is this a real? It feels very strange to be looking at my bags on the John Lewis website and I’m sure that feeling will double when I see them instore on October 20 in Leeds. I am by no means an adrenaline junkie, but there are things in my life I can say that have filled me with excitement and spurred me on to be better and do better. I spend a lot of time thinking about what my future holds and I try to reach out and grab every opportunity to make it happen. Positive thinking has got me though some really tough times, but by ‘eck it has made me who I am today.