A person who has good thoughts cannot ever be ugly. You can have a wonky nose and a crooked mouth and a double chin and stick-out teeth, but if you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams and you will always look lovely. -Roald Dahl AdvertisementsRead More
Sometimes you come across a book that is so delicious, so immediately enjoyable, that you just want to shove it whole into your mouth and never let it out. You know the ones, where after reading just the first few lines you know instinctively that you and this book are going to fall in love,…Read More
Allow me, in conclusion, to congratulate you warmly upon your sexual intercourse, as well as your singing.
– Muriel Spark, The Prime of Miss Jean Brodie
Holy smokes, I have just discovered the most hilarious podcast! I heard about it this morning on The High Low (Dolly Alderton always has fantastic recommendations), and I have already steamed through the first four episodes. Julia Davis and Vicki Pepperdine are long time collaborators, most notably in the brilliant Nighty Night and the lesser…Read More
Do you ever feel as though your real life hasn’t started yet? As though you are building and building towards a perfect apex, when suddenly everything will click into place and the grey tones of inertia will bloom into vibrant whorls of colour? Many of us, at some point or another, can feel this way. Like life is passing you by, while those around you are already treading the boards and basking in the applause.Read More
Not all travelling friendships are made equal, so here are a few basic pointers to help you to decide if taking that mini break together is a good idea, or if it will result in tears, tantrums and a quick flight home.Read More
Throw your dreams into space like a kite, and you do not know what it will bring back, a new life, a new friend, a new love, a new country..
― Anaïs Nin
Hello you glorious, magical souls! How’s 2018 treating you so far, eh? Bit of a shit show, some might say, or am I the only one who wants to jab a knitting needle in my eye when I check the news updates every morning? Oh, brother. So what we could all do with is a little…Read More