On Monday night I was awarded one of Red magazines annual ‘Red’s Hot Women Awards’ for my blog and campaign work – a very pleasant surprise and a lovely evening, in brilliant company – I’m just sad I didn’t get to talk to all of the fabulous and inspiring women there, there just wasn’t enough time!
The other winners were Laura Mvula, Mary Berry, Alice Temperley, Sophie Turner Laing, Dr Suchitra Sebastian, Professor Geeta Nargund, Sarah Wood, Louise Serpell, Janvi Patel, Chloe Macintosh and Samantha Shannon. We all got a magnum of champagne (mine is currently sitting in my hallway, I’ve no idea what to do with it), a Kate Spade handbag (ditto the champagne) and a beautiful bouquet of roses – red, of course!
And just for the occasion, I even wore a dress…

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