From life drawing to the best brownie recipes, here are ten things I fell in love with in September 2022.
A garden of one’s own
I love my parents’ garden. Until recently, it was always ‘our garden’: the garden I first met aged two, and the one I still pine for when things get tough. There’s nothing like going Home (with a capital H - where the roots are) and sitting in the lush green space my mum and dad … Continue reading A garden of one’s own
What I’ve loved lately: April/May 2022
While the world still seems to be nose diving into some sort of bottomless pit, life has continued to offer up joyful moments and experiences. Here are some of the things I’ve enjoyed the most over the past couple of months.
What I’ve loved lately: March 2022
Before more time escapes, or I get distracted by something else, here are a few of the things I’ve loved lately, from the first two-and-a-bit months of 2022.
Looking back and moving forward
As we approach two years of pandemic life, I’m realising more and more that it’s unrealistic to expect my writing habits to have remained unchanged in this time. I’m not the person I was in January 2020. Neither are you.
An afternoon at Beats and Eats Southampton
AD - Press ticket | I was invited along to Beats and Eats Southampton, run by The Village Popup, who work to bring events like this to us lot in the south of the UK. It promised a day of great food accompanied by great music – a winning combination!
A little life update
Three months. I think this is the longest I’ve gone without posting on this here blog since I started it in 2017.
The bars are open, and I’m so hungover: the emotional fallout of post-lockdown socialising
I’m talking about the kind you get after socialising with gusto. The hangover that leaves you emotionally and physically drained, without the need for one too many daiquiris the night before (though the two do often come in hand in hand).
A love letter to less-than-perfect homes
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.
Turning thirty in a pandemic: why I’m grateful for my isolation celebration
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.