I really love being in London at weekends - there's always so much to do.

I didn't feel so great when I was a teenager, but who does?

The fact that my mother was on television every week while I was young was occasionally awkward, and often frustrating.

I would love to record something with PJ Harvey or Alison Goldfrapp.

My little boy Sonny makes me laugh all the time. He has good comedic timing.

I'm always sticking up for other people.

I never manage to get to bed early on Sunday night but this doesn't matter, as I don't know one level of exhaustion from another.

Yeah, I'm not really a morning person.

Two premature babies was not a genetic thing; we were just unlucky.

I do find it a bit disconcerting when your name becomes a brand.

But I quite like that the public has a very short attention span. If I haven't been on telly for a little bit, I can sense it. People don't take as much notice of you, it's really quite palpable.

When it comes to my family I never quite know how protective I have to be, or what I should or shouldn't say.

I'd never really thought about it before, but now you ask I can see that how my parents handled money definitely affected my relationship with it.

I tasted huge success with my first album, and when it's happening it feels like a roller coaster you can't get off. You should be very careful about wishing for success on that scale.

Also, I think women really come into their own in their 30s.

You need to have a life outside your career.

Trust your instincts: they tend to see you right. By listening to them, at least you can sleep at night.

I've got quite a curvy shape so I try to wear stuff that's tailored.

Writing songs about fancying people in dance clubs is all very well but it's not the be-all and end-all. There are other topics.

I'm really interested in fashion but at the same time I find it quite competitive. Second-hand stuff leaves you more open to whatever your own personal style is rather than feeling dictated to by shops.

I've been DJing a little bit, so you get used to the fact that music sounds brilliant when it's loud.

I get really frustrated if people don't smile.

I can definitely tell when mum has got money because then she likes to go shopping to spend it, whereas dad is steadier and avoids splurges. I like to think I've inherited both sides.

I'm too frightened of confrontation, so I will always tip - even if the service has been really shoddy.

A lot of what inspired many musicians is celebrating differences, and people relate to that - more people feel like the unpopular, freaky one than the one in the in-crowd.

I'm all for consumer rights. I get very aggravated if I don't get a good service.

That's part of the reason I called the album 'Shoot From The Hip.' I did feel it was time to open up more.

In terms of clothes, everything is on the same level for me. If I like it, it doesn't matter if it cost £200 or £2.

But I don't like working on lyrics publicly in the studio - I prefer to take them away and work on them in my bedroom.

'The X Factor' is great entertainment, but it doesn't prepare people for getting chewed up and spat out by the music industry.

Some people can get away with being very sexy to men and not looking like a complete cow, but I didn't think I was in a position where people knew me well enough.

I'm the messiest person I know.

I used to be hung up on my figure, but it's a waste of time. I don't believe in diets. Have four pints one night, be healthy the next.

My parents separated when I was four. It wasn't the smoothest of divorces, but then as my mother always says, 'You can't have a passionate marriage without a passionate divorce.'

I'm someone who has always been quite clear about what I like. In the studio, I'm not a control freak but I know what I want.

I think I'm fairly good with money, but I've developed some strange tics - in shops I don't like to go to the counter unless I've got at least two things to buy. If I'm walking around with just one thing in my hand I'll put it back and wait a few weeks because that doesn't seem like a proper purchase.

I don't want to sound like an old grandmother but actually it's quite nice when you get up early and then, by the time it gets to 10am, you're quite perky and already quite switched on.

The NHS is a bit iffy when you sprain an ankle, but when it's a high-priority issue, it's fantastic. They don't mess about. They're incredibly efficient when things go wrong.

For every person that says I'm the new Audrey Hepburn, someone else says that I look like an alien.

Everybody remembers Robbie Williams said I had a face like a satellite dish.

When I first started out, I got criticism for the way I looked. I think, now, it's a good thing because, why would you want to look like everyone else?

I don't think anyone doubts my motives, really. I do what I do and it's not very complicated. Of course, you might hate the music that I make, but I don't think people feel threatened by me just getting on with what I'm up to.

I learned to stand up for myself at school where I was never too popular.

It's funny how intimate it feels to get a text.

In real life, I'm not super-posh but if that's the stereotype, I really don't care. It could be worse.

I was an only child, but then my parents resettled with different partners, and I am now one of six.

I'm a sucker for good black skirts and pretty little shirts and kooky tops. I have to admit that shopping satisfies my craving for immediate gratification.

There are a lot of people out there who lie about their age and I think it does us all a disservice. It can't all be over when you hit 30. That would be rubbish.

Having a successful first album is one thing, but a successful third is another.