I’m Katie from Cake Vs Scales, a blog where I balance out all the good things in life like eating cake with staying active, talking about new places I’ve visited and shared good vibes. Alongside that, I’m currently stumbling my way through the posy pink world of wedding planning, spending evenings on the sofa with my cat and fiancé and consuming too much chocolate.
What fictional place would you most like to go?
I’m a chocoholic so it would be ‘Willy Wonkers Chocolate Factory’ – But, the original factory, Jonny Depp does nothing for me, but all that chocolate, that’s something else!
What would be the most amazing adventure to go on?
Well, we’re planning the most amazing adventure for our honeymoon, we’re heading to Cannae to Ski, visit Niagara Falls, take a helicopter ride and the scenic train. That’s just a brief summary of our plans! But, we can find adventure in the smallest things, we don’t have to travel the world or spend a fortune…
What’s your favourite drink?
A drink with magical beans that turns me into a considerably friendlier person, it goes by the name of coffee.
What is something that is considered a luxury, but you don’t think you could live without?
I think it’s tough to define the difference between an essential and a luxury, I couldn’t live without my phone but it’s filed under ‘essential’ these days. A little luxury is the occasional spa/relaxation day or my gym membership, I’m certainly walking on clouds as a result of visiting either.
How do you relax after a hard day of work?
During the winter months, I love to cook dinner and relax in front of the fire, in my most scruffy but comfortable clothes, cat and fiancé.
What is the most heartwarming thing you’ve ever seen?
One moment I’ll never forget is when my father in law was a few days away from dying, my fiancé just sat with his arm around him. It’s hard to describe but it was one of the most significant and emotional moments of my life, it taught me how we see our parents as ‘invincible’. Alongside the fact we shouldn’t take anyone or anything for granted, we have no idea what’s around the corner.
What is one of your favourite smells?
Freshly baked bread…Tell me you feel the same?
Who is your most interesting friend?
I’m going to say, Lorraine, she lives what I’d consider a ‘double life’ between a very professional and serious job and taking the time to help, impact and improve people’s lives by running a charity. She taught me that we can always be more and give more.
What do you take for granted?
Almost everything. I think if many of us are honest, we could say the same – My health, relationship, family, career, home and so much more.
What’s the best and worst piece of advice you’ve ever received?
The best advice is that ‘The time is now’ and it’s right, the time is now, you might fall but at the same time you might fly.
The worst advice is something I’m struggling with because even with bad advice and bad decisions we can learn from them and they make us stronger along the way. I know it sounds corny, but I’m the person I am today because I’ve learnt the hard way at times.