Friday, 24 February 2017
'It's only a fringe,' said my hairdresser, Steve. 'You can always grow it out if you don't like it.'
A couple of months back I turned 40. It was a weird one. People kept asking me how I felt about it and I still don't really have an answer. It's just a number. But it's not....
Wednesday, 22 February 2017
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My monthly reads posts seems to have died a death. Oops. What's the professional way to segue that out?
How about: Now that my Five reads series has come to an end, please be upstanding for the start of a new series of monthly picks. Rather than just reads, I'm choosing things to watch, wear, eat, listen to and visit. And probably other things that come my way. Here goes...
Friday, 17 February 2017
Image: Toni Hukkanen/Unsplash
Back in the day, Instagram was the pictures to Twitter's words. A way to visually capture where you were, what you were doing/eating/liking/disliking, all in one easy snap and with a quickly applied in-app filter.
Tuesday, 31 January 2017
Friday, 27 January 2017
Last month, a brilliant thing happened. Belmond Le Manoir Aux Quat'Saisons in Oxfordshire – the hotel, restaurant and cookery school owned by Raymond Blanc – is an all-year-round incredible destination but isn't everywhere better in the summer? That's my usual stance on things, wedded as I am to the sharp sunlight on a midsummer day or the orangey glow of a September Indian summer.
Wednesday, 25 January 2017
I love it when a new shop comes to town. Right now in Cabot Circus, Bristol, there's a temporary Made.com pop-up rammed with gorgeous furniture. And last week, I went there for dinner. Wait, what??
Tuesday, 24 January 2017
'I wish everyone had a home', said my six-year-old on New Year’s Eve. We live near a pedestrian bridge in Bristol that’s one of the main thoroughfares across the river. As such, homeless people often sit on the bridge asking for money. Kids are so good at cutting through the nonsense to ask the important questions and state things in a way that can’t be ignored.
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