This year marks twenty years since I became fully vegetarian, after a few failed attempts- the first when I was just five years old. Being veggie is definitely one of the reasons why I love to cook and have tried to keep myself – and my friends/family/colleagues – nourished with healthy home-cooked food for the… Continue reading Happy World Vegetarian Day!
The Society Club: a dog-loving bookstore and members club cum cocktail bar in the heart of London. Tonight it was also the venue for the launch of my friend Sarah Perry’s poetry collection 24 Hours in Soho. The amiable staff treated us to classic cocktails (such as the gimlet, pictured) while Sarah read some of her… Continue reading Cocktails in Soho
We ride to the edge of the land where the too-bright, wind-whipped sea shapes the rocks and sand into silhouetted stacks rising and falling Time takes time and we anticipate the end
I am marking GCSE narrative controlled assessments and experiencing a rainbow of emotions: self-pity for the fact that I am slumped here doing it on a rain-soaked Sunday, defeat in the face of repeated basic errors, and amusement at some of the antics of the characters. About half-way through, I have tears in my eyes. I am… Continue reading Stories are worth more than marks