My Real Life Heroes: Sally Prosser
I was originally planning one a month but I have a few and I know a few more will cross my mind that I want to feature. So I thought I would do one (heroes) post every alternate week. So a day late, here is my next hero: Sally Prosser. There are many foodie bloggers that I follow avidly and absolutely adore. Their posts are worth going back for over and over again. But I picked Sally because her blog is very down to earth. There are simple (and a handful of not so simple) recipes that I can follow. I always learn so much from her blogs. If you meet her - she is simple and unassuming and a font of all knowledge foodie wise though quite British in her self-deprecating manner. The first thing you notice is her smile and her camera. She is warm and approachable. All her links and social media are at the end of the post.
Here is the email chat I had with her. Some of her responses surprised me. But then these posts are supposed to make me get to know my heroes better. I have a secret. I would love to go on a wine-tasting evening with her and Sarah Walton (aka The Hedonista).
Follow her on social media and tell me you don't think she is an interesting and fab person to know.
What inspires you?
It's a bit cliched, but the beauty of nature inspires me. I walk by the sea every morning so I can get my fix of the natural world, the crashing waves or still calm sea, the birds, the trees. In the UK, I walk on Dartmoor. It inspires thought, ideas and keeps me in balance.
Who is your hero? Why?
I'm inspired by all sorts of people and it's hard to pick one. Another corny choice but my husband is a genuinely kind and good man who will always think of the person most in need first.
If you had a choice of becoming one of your (all time - dead or alive; real or fiction) favourite character, who would it be and why?
Well I've got to my time of life and sort of accept who I am. I wouldn't have minded coming back as Jancis Robinson though - she's so calm and intelligent - and think of all that wine she's tasted!
When are you happiest?
Walking in green countryside - any weather. I still get a thrill every time I push the publish button on a blog post too!
What pisses you off most?
The influence of big business and power on our democratic freedoms - especially in the control of food production and the sale of weapons.
If you had a million dollars, what would you do with it?
Give a big chunk to Amnesty International and Compassion in World Farming, put aside some for my children and buy a house in Bath. Sadly a million dollars doesn't go that far these days :)
If you want to connect with her on social media, here are the links:
LinkedIn: Sally Prosser