This blog is about journeys through life; it’s about the love of food, it’s about health and happiness, it’s about fighting the good fight to keep healthy and happy in a world which is constantly fighting against these ideas. It’s about sharing the experience and inspiring others on their own journey. It’s about the love of wine, the love of coffee, the love of travel and an exploration of life from as many different angles as possible. It’s about taking the leap of faith into the unknown and making your mark on the world, one small moment at a time.

I ramble, cook, travel and experience life, I take pictures and I make things; then I sit down, write about it and share my ramblings and experiences on this here blog thing! Hope you enjoy reading it. I’d also love to hear about your own journeys and experiences with food and travel, so please feel free to share and I may evem post them on the blog!! ūüôā


So who am I?¬†My name is Faith (my parents weren’t religious, it’s just the only name they could agree on); I am a South African born, Kenyan raised, African living in London. I am a foodie, a writer, a yogi, nutritionist, chef and aspiring athlete. I am also a traveller, constantly seeking out new experiences. I love FOOD and TRAVEL more than most people like to breathe – it is essential to my existence.

I’ve lived in 4 cities in 3 countries and I’ve travelled all my life – but my heart belongs to Africa, I’ve never known anywhere to be as beautiful. I am on a mission to change the world and the way people think about their health – I want to help people achieve their full potential. I even have a business (and another blog) devoted to doing just that – http://www.eightlife.co.uk

I’ve loved food and travelling for as long as I can remember; this is in most part thanks to my mother who is an avid lover of gourmet food, and who has always had itchy feet. (I think I’ve inherited both). It’s also in part thanks to my father, the yoga-teacher-turned-restaurateur¬†whose love of food is more about wholesome home-cooked meals and fresh ingredients than Michelin stars. For both of these I am eternally grateful.

I love coffee and wine, but not together. I love learning and challenging myself every single day. I love being outdoors and dancing in the rain. I love life¬†and everything in it. I love trying new things and meeting new people; I find them absolutely fascinating. I think there are few things more spectacular than knowing you have lived your life to it’s maximum potential and to know you haven’t a single regret. I want to live and¬†I want to see the world; I want to eat, drink, dance and grow. I want to learn and I want to reach my own full potential as a human being and maybe, just maybe, find that ever elusive balance along the way.

So what’s with the blog name?

The Ninja: (or shinobi) was a covert agent or mercenary in Japan who specialized in unorthodox warfare. Kunoichi, meaning a female ninja. (noun: A person skilled in ninjutsu) 

Ninja don’t sweat. They fight skillfully with any object.¬†Can remove their shadow if needed.¬†Go anywhere they want instantly. Masters of their craft, Ninja’s never let anything stop them from reaching their goal. Bullets can’t kill a Ninja. ¬†Only Ninja can kill a Ninja, regular humans are useless. Ninja always land on their feet.

Let’s face it, Ninja are just cool.

The Grasshopper: A plant-eating insect (family Acrididae, order Orthoptera) with long hind legs that are used for jumping and for producing a chirping sound.

“You have much to learn, young Grasshopper” (extract taken from Kung Fu, the television series). A reminder that we are always learning and should never close ourselves off to what’s around us; be open to everything and willing to learn at all times. Never ever stop learning and growing.

As Steve Jobs once said; ‘Stay hungry, Stay foolish’

Email: faith.shorney@hotmail.com | Twitter Handle: “faith_eight | other blog / website: http://www.eightlife.co.uk

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