I was asked by my colleagues to write a poem about our city for Valentine's Day 2021 – a love letter to our south-coast city.
While we’re all seeing more of the inside of each other’s homes on our screens, it’s more important than ever to be honest, accepting and non-judgemental about the places we live in.
Whenever I make my mum's lentil soup recipe, I'm back home with my family, at the wooden kitchen table.
It seems silly to try and put too much expectation and pressure on this new year. After all, we're mere weeks into January, and already 2021 is keen to follow in the footsteps of 2020.
As with any year, there have been lessons learned, events upon which to reflect, and shining moments for which to be thankful; it’s just that this year, the shining moments are ever brighter against the pitch-black of the bad.
With online live streams and pre-recorded shows beaming straight into living rooms and onto all kinds of devices, we’re experiencing a whole new kind of theatre experience – often with the best seat in the house. One of the latest shows to grace our screens is Curve Leicester’s Sunset Boulevard In Concert – At Home.
Lamenting the loss of even the less-than-shiny aspects of a family Christmas, and yearning for time with loved ones - even if it does mean arguments, discomfort and awkward moments.
Not only was it the start of a new decade, but I would be entering it in entirely alien circumstances. While a year ago I would have imagined a good old family ‘do’, a large gathering, a night out with friends, a fancy meal, or a city break abroad, I would instead be spending the day mostly on my own, in the confines of my one-bedroom flat, as many others will have experienced this year.
From recipe kits and takeaways to cakes through the post, I wanted to share a few of our favourite foodie delivery services to enjoy during lockdown.
A poem about autumn as the perfect metaphor for mental health.