I have been drawn to all things French for as long as I can remember. I lived in France on two separate occasions, fully immersing myself in the culture. As a result, we now holiday there every year. Combined with my work and studies, I enjoy literature, cinema and French radio as part of my everyday life. Other personal interests include diving and sailing, which I manage to indulge intermittently; however I practise yoga and run in Richmond Park regularly. Health and nutrition play a central role in my life and on the back of this I have always maintained a deep-seated passion for cooking. I take great pleasure in travel and the exploration of new cultures - especially their respective cuisines. I am wholeheatedly involved in the education of my children and, combined with the learning curve of being a full-time mother, feel that I have learnt a vast amount about child development, which I find entirely fascinating.