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
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
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 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…
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!
Bonfire night, crispy orange leaves, pumpkin soup, the smell of log fires and burning wood, opaque tights, feeling snug, hot drinks, puddles. It doesn't disappoint you, autumn. In Britain, the summer will inevitably never live up to the expectations we have for it. When the rain comes in the autumn, we are ready for it. … Continue reading Wonderful autumn
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.