On morning madness
My top life hack? Make the kids’ lunchboxes the night before. If for
whatever reason I don’t manage this it’s a nightmare in the morning before school. I like to clean out the lunchboxes as soon as they come home from school too – I have no idea what
happens to them in that timeframe but they are always so funky – it’s not
for the faint-hearted!
We had a set change recently and one of the cameras must have been arranged by someone thinking solely
of the map and not the presenter. It was like when you open the camera on your phone and it’s on selfie mode and you look like you’ve got 12 chins!
After you’ve been on telly a while you actually forget that you are being seen by a whole lot of people. You think you’re just with your colleagues in the studio, and then it’s like, ‘That’s right, this is public!’
On motivation to exercise
I’m not a sporty person, but growing up I did dancing and at high school I was a rower. I think that naturally I’m a bit ‘slug-like’, I have to kick myself in the butt and tell myself to move it!
Kiwis are very passionate about the weather, and they don’t hold back when it comes to saying what they think of you. I get that, and you do grow a thick skin to a certain extent. But some people have an axe to grind and they don’t let up.
You know not to compare yourself to others but it’s so difficult not to. I find myself thinking, ‘Why does she have it so together while I’m walking out of the house trying to remember if I brushed my hair or not?!’ I can’t imagine what it’s like to be a teenager now with the added pressure of social media. I think as a society in general we need to start looking after each other more and being a bit kinder.