My name is Katy Pullinger and I am a TV presenter, voice over artist, mother and wife. I live on the South Coast, a life choice that isn’t the most convenient for my work but reaps so many rewards for my family and social life. I’m minutes away from the sea and the UK’s Jurassic Coastline and half an hour from the beautiful and magical New Forest. Even the most blustery and rainy day down here feels wild and special.
I know it’s something people probably tire of reading or hearing about but being a wife and mother really has changed the way I look at everything. Every choice I make in life is affected by two people, particularly my daughter. She comes first in everything I do, her smile and her strangely filthy laugh are what fuel my day.
I love working in Television, I have done so for over ten years now. I started in Shopping telly, on one of the rather small and bonkers channels which I have to admit gave me a brilliant crash course in studio work, cameras, crew and presenting. After that I moved onto game shows for ITV1 and ITV2, home and lifestyle web shows for ‘Studio Talk’ and I also became a continuity announcer for various channels including ITV1 and BBC America. TV is great fun, it isn’t always as glamorous as people assume and the hours can be anti social, but I do love it. Being part of a team of people who bring something to air can be quite a rush. I’ve done Monday to Friday 9-5 and it’s just not for me. Yes, sometimes the draw of a monthly salary and paid holiday seems like a good deal, but the grass is always greener isn’t it?
Of all the shows I have worked on it’s the Home and Lifestyle programs that I have enjoyed the most. Unique properties, beautiful or unusual furniture and art get my heart racing. I can spend hours looking around galleries and what I call ‘pokey shops’ full of knick knacks and antiques. Then fill those places and homes that I find with interesting people and incredible food and drink and I am as happy as a pig in poop. So that is what has led me to start this blog, I want to share the places, shops and wonderful things that I come across with you. Much of what I blog about will be in the Dorset and Greater London areas, but I do travel further afield and will also include websites that are great for everyone. I have also recently joined the team at QVC as one of their Home and Lifestyle experts and a brand ambassador for their ‘Organised Options’ range and Italian steam cleaning brand Polti. I also present ‘Get the Look’ for QVC Style. I love working there already and have met so many great people. So I will be sure to bring you some of my favourite products from there too.
I have also recently started a You Tube Channel and Vlog about parenting with my friend Anna called Heymummy.tv We share all the stresses and joys of having kids, along with recipes and entertainment.
I hope you enjoy what you find here.
Love Katy xx
PS. My ‘About’ pic is courtesy of Darren Shaw
Contact me – firstname.lastname@example.org