Modern Love – The Podcast

https://www.youtube.com/embed/OmZrF_BJkz4 I don't know how I've gone my entire adult life neither stumbling across or being force fed Modern Love. The New York Times column has been going since October 2004, covering 'relationships, feelings, betrayals and revelations' and has since been adapted to a book, a podcast and a TV series.  After popping up on … Continue reading Modern Love – The Podcast

Nora Ephron changed my life (or at least my writing)

How long did it take you to realise you’ve been avoiding the thing you're most scared of?  Maybe you’re seized with crippling anxiety whenever you try to leave the house, in which case, I don’t imagine it took you long. Maybe you’ve been low-level unhappy in your job, and lockdown, doing what it did for … Continue reading Nora Ephron changed my life (or at least my writing)

#5: ‘Late in the Day’, by Tessa Hadley

I finished reading 'Late in the Day' by Tessa Hadley this morning. Her writing is eloquent but accessible, and she paints that picture of quiet domesticity beautifully. You know that feeling when you wake up on the right side of the bed? Your senses are hyper aware: soft carpet under foot; birds chirping outside, household … Continue reading #5: ‘Late in the Day’, by Tessa Hadley

Preserving Tradition with the Soul Food Sisters

What does your perfect meal look like? Think beyond the dish. See the room, the people, the crockery, the climate… I expect for most it was plentiful - much food, many people. I expect it left you warm and content and craving a warm summer alfresco evening or a cosy gathering away from the winter … Continue reading Preserving Tradition with the Soul Food Sisters

The Ultimate Guide to Your Next Holiday Read

I've yet to meet someone who doesn't turn to a book when holidaying. Even those most reluctant readers have one in tow when boarding a plane to their destination. Among mornings at the market, dripping afternoon ice creams and barmy Mediterranean evenings, days spent invested in books stand out in my memory of childhood holidays. … Continue reading The Ultimate Guide to Your Next Holiday Read

There’s No Place Like Home: Scottish premiere of ‘Wild Rose’ at Glasgow Film Festival

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=l_Ths6k7qXk Screenwriter Nicole Taylor (Three Girls, The C Word) has said Wild Rose was written as a love letter to Glasgow. Since the character started talking to her 10 years ago, she has honed and crafted the script until it was ready to put in to production, damningly sure that the setting was non-negotiable. Wild … Continue reading There’s No Place Like Home: Scottish premiere of ‘Wild Rose’ at Glasgow Film Festival