Zoe Foster-Blake is a smart cookie.
She’s the boss of her own company, she has a cute chubster baby and a funny husband, a new book out, she is the wildly successful author of a handful of other books, one of which is being made into a TV show. And above all, every day she looks Fresh and On Top Of Her Game.
Magic? No. A robot twin? Nope. She’s just got a few life secrets that she’s shared with us on the I Don’t Know How She Does It podcast. And now we’re dutifully passing them so you too can be the best human you can be.
This is what she gets up to when Hamish is away:
Separate beds = clear heads.
The night before a busy day, she kicks her husband Hamish into the spare room so she can maximize snooze-time.
“He tends to snore. So on a day that I need my brain, I kick him out,” she says. Uninterrupted blizzzzzz.
Bed are for sleeping.
Not for scrolling your social media or binge watching TV or reading books until 3am.
The 35 year-old puts her phone over the other side of the room, into flight mode, and out of reach.
“I never have the phone in bed. ‘Cos it’s everywhere all day, and I’m sick of it.” she says.
There’s no socket beside the bed to plug the phones into, which she said at first was annoying but actually turned out to be for the best, because then the time-sucking vortex of an Instagram feed is that much harder to reach. It’s an approach she takes to anything tempting her from sleep. Currently in the middle of Caroline Overington’s thrilling crime book, The One Who Got Away, she puts books over the other side of the bed so she can’t get to them either. Banished.