Now playing// A perfect April Fools’ Day playlist

April Fools' Day. A wonderful, weird day where for centuries, little rascals across the world have been playing sneaky tricks on each other. My favourite ever April Fools' Day stunt took place when I was about eight years old. Early one Sunday morning I  crept downstairs, went through my parents' filing cabinet and took out … Continue reading Now playing// A perfect April Fools’ Day playlist

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11 things that taste better than skinny feels

Famously, Kate Moss’s favourite food is ‘skinny feels’. Please do excuse my ignorance, but I don’t know what ‘skinny feels’ actually are, perhaps some kind of hipster take on french fries? ANYWAY, whatever they are, since hearing this pronouncement many years ago, I have thought about it reasonably regularly, and always after a particularly great … Continue reading 11 things that taste better than skinny feels

The Luminaries

I've had this hefty 800 page book on my bookshelf for nearly a year, and after several library renewals I've finally started reading it. I'm enjoying it so far, it's mysterious and intriguing. Here's a quote I particularly liked: "With this realisation, the room seemed suddenly to clarify, as when a chance scatter of stars … Continue reading The Luminaries

I’m from a long line of survivors…

I have been listening to Elbow's triumphant album Leaders of the Free World this morning and I love this line from My Very Best. "I'm from a long line of survivors..." Being here today, existing, in the year 2016 on planet earth is a miraculous and unlikely thing. When you consider the history of the world, … Continue reading I’m from a long line of survivors…

Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence!

I think it’s safe to say I am a little obsessed with bees. I love so many things about them, not least that they make honey. (Sidenote: honey, is my go-to cure-all-ails natural medicine. When the faintest hint of a cold starts to creep up, you can find me in the kitchen, hidden behind a … Continue reading Stay at home, pretty bees, fly not hence!

It’s looking like a beautiful day…

When driving along a mountain road, passed waterfalls and lakes in the heart of Switzerland, listening to Craig David doesn't quite cut the mustard. This, however, is a proper mountain song.* http://open.spotify.com/track/3Dp0flrMGYqcixPMrwTXft http://instagram.com/p/dPWa3njQ3y/ *may also contain waterfalls and glaciers.