H is for…

It might be Halloween but you won’t find a pumpkin on my porch. I’ve never been one for arts and crafts. For me, it’s too fiddly and anyone who knows me would readily agree that (Im)Patience should be my middle name. Anyway, a glowing jack-o-lantern only encourages trick or treaters and according to a Waitrose […]

Trick or treat

I’m a big scaredy cat. I can barely watch five minutes of a horror film before running behind the sofa and Strange but True? with Michael Aspel scared the living daylights out of me when I was younger. I’m still quite fond of Halloween in a nostalgic kind of way though. It’s odd that what is essentially a […]

Baby, it’s cold outside

Autumn has turned on us. After sun-dappled days and crisp evenings, the rot (or rather, the rain) has set in. We’re faced with grey skies, damp leaves and darkness, and the clocks haven’t even gone back yet. But enough. This is a beautiful time of year as illustrated by many an Instagram account (mine included) […]

Comfort food: part one

Well, October so far has been a month of highs and lows. Yesterday, I had the Friday feeling and I had it bad. I thought I could take on the world but come the evening I ended up in bed, binge-watching Orange is the New Black and eating soup from a can. Netflix and chill […]

Spaghetti for the soul

It’s here. The long days have gone and the heating is on. I could prattle on about my adoration for autumn (reader, I will) but the arrival of a new season always leaves me a bit out of sorts. Nature is a celebration of being alive, so just as the changing colours bring me joy, […]