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