My good friend Linda is always reminding me to practise what I preach.  “Read back your own words,” she would remind me whenever I am less than yogic in my thoughts, words and actions.

Ditto my partner, who would say, “May I refer you to a brilliant book called Live Patanjali by Jacqueline Koay?” (me)

So do I practice what I preach? I do try, but as this is real life, things don’t always go to plan. Take this post I wrote about spicing up your sex life. I bought this little book and was thrilled to bits by the nuggets of advice I found in there. So I wrote about it gleefully (you can read the post here) and put plans into place.

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On of the ideas was acting out a film or television programme that you find hot, sexy and erotic with your partner.  OK, confession time, Tom Hiddleston in The Night Manager does it for me. So I got my hands on the BBC TV programme and told my partner my idea of fun.

Photo: Tom Hiddleston in action in BBC’s The Night Manager

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My partner with a sigh, “Do we have to act out the whole bloody programme, or just the naughty bits? I’m not good at remembering scripts.”

Me: “We’re doing the whole programme, You know, for the build-up. And by the way, it would be great if you could book us a hotel room for this.”

He looked at me as if I had gone mad. “You want me to book us into the Travelodge in Battersea? Oh Jac. You have some really weird ideas.”

No, no, no! A cute boutique hotel in either Knightsbridge, South Kensington or Mayfair!

He frowned at me. “It’s not our anniversary or anything like that, is it? I know our official one is in November, but maybe this is like the anniversary of when we first saw each other, had a swim together, my first apology or some important milestone? Is it?”

Me: “We don’t need a special occasion to do something special.”

He: “Jac, this is all rather too complicated. Why don’t we start with something simpler?”

Me: “Such as?”

He: “Oh, I don’t know. I like what we do. But if you want to play games, how about doctor and nurse in the broom cupboard? I can do a very convincing doctor……and I know just the perfect broom cupboard for this.”

No, I am going to be the French au pair and you, my love, are going to be The Night Manager.

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