I start with my now traditional apology for being hopeless at keeping up to date with my news. But, honestly, what a year it’s been… why? Well:
I’ve had five books published this year! They are: The Boot Camp, The 5:2 Diet Book, The Ultimate 5:2 Recipe Book, Soul Storm (the final book in my Soul Beach series) and, only this month, 5:2 Your Life.
I also had my Soul Beach books launched in Germany and Poland,
and had lots of great responses to my experiences in the Boot Camp!
I’ve not had time to work on a new novel this year, though I’ve written lots of short stories (including one set in my beloved Barcelona for the Sunlounger anthology – which led to the most amazing photoshoot – see the photo of me looking very unlike myself)!
Plus I’ve worked on articles and given interviews about 5:2 and life in general for newspapers and magazines – I even appeared twice on Australian TV and in a South Korean documentary. Meanwhile, our lovely 5:2 Facebook group grew from half a dozen mates last summer, to almost 15,000 to date! And that keeps me very busy indeed.
On the home front, it’s been insane, too, with all the usual highs and lows (oh, and a new kitchen). Except this year, the lows took us to rock bottom and the highs were truly intergalactic. I’d like a quieter 2014, please, though the last few months especially have made me very grateful for each day, and each moment of happiness.
Plans for 2014: more time to get back to fiction, my first love, alongside developing more recipes and ideas for our 5:2 community. We kick off in January with a 5:2 Your Life-athon, more details soon! And this website will be getting a makeover, too.
In the meantime, thanks to everyone who has been in touch with me, who has reviewed my books, who has joined in the fasting journey – you make such a difference. I wish you a very happy festive period, and all you dream of into 2014,