• Eat Me

    Eat me #1: On cooking as self-care

    Today, I’m starting a new column about food. It’s called ‘Eat me’. When I started publishing more of my writing, I started to cook again. I love ordering in – my favourite treat –…

    February 20, 2017
  • Essay

    In praise of the staycation

    The staycation. Defined by Urban Dictionary as: A vacation that is spent at one’s home enjoying all that home and one’s home environs have to offer.…

    February 13, 2017
  • Essay

    Women are mammals (part 1)

    So, it’s smear test time again. I got a letter through the post about it last week. And shuddered. The last time I went, I was home from New York for a week. I…

    February 6, 2017
  • Reading List

    Productivity: A Reading List

    Well, it’s a new year and so I’m sure you’re all set on creating a new you. Yeah, me neither. I stopped doing resolutions years ago (though I enjoy my annual unravelling). Still, perhaps…

    January 23, 2017
  • Books

    Books of 2016 – Memoir & Essays

    And in the last in the series on my books read in 2016, today I’m rounding up memoir and essay collections: So Sad Today, Melissa Broder. This was like a potent shot of tequila…

    January 16, 2017
  • Books

    Books of 2016 – Non-Fiction

    Continuing the series on my books read in 2016, today I’m focused on non-fiction: Better than Before: mastering the habits of our everyday lives, Gretchen Rubin. I stepped back from reading ‘books designed to…

    January 9, 2017