PART TWO  If you missed the first instalment of my interview with Katie Kirby, you can find it here. * I introduced a very old friend to your work who has just had her second baby and her first baby has had some health problems so it’s been a rollercoaster for her. I showed her one of your posts about sleep deprivation and she laughed and then she cried and she couldn’t stop crying! I’ve seen her cry about twice in my lifetime but it was so close to the bone for her. You do strike a massive chord, clearly.…

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For the second in my series of ‘So She Did Diaries’ I had the pleasure of interviewing Katie Kirby, founder of the brilliant blog Hurrah For Gin and Sunday Times Bestselling author of a book by the same name. We spent a glorious hour together chatting about everything from juggling work and life, people not getting her humour and the cringe of self-promotion. In fact we chatted so much, I’ve split the interview into two blog posts! Katie built her blog (which is now a brand in its own right) completely from scratch when she was on maternity leave looking…

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I am fascinated by bravery and confidence – how do we find the courage to do something out of the ordinary, something risky, something that, whisper it quietly, might fail? I’m not the only one, and over the past year (and more) conversations around bravery, risk and feeling vulnerable have been brought to a bigger stage by amazing women like Brené Brown and Elizabeth Gilbert who between them have inspired me book, by book, for years with their no holds barred advice. And that’s great, anything that inspires more of us to go out there and chase those dreams can…

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