Basket Case

Bag yourself the must-have bag of the summer…

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You couldn’t shake a virtual social media stick last summer without hitting a fashion post featuring baskets and woven handbags. The staple of old French ladies, country housewives from an episode of Miss Marple, and eternal…

A Life Loved in Letters

The joy of the handwritten letter

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One of life’s most simple pleasures is receiving a handwritten note from friends or family; it’s a luxury that is free to send but such a precious gift to receive. How wonderful it is to be…

Swearing

What the f**k is it all about?

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Considered extremely uncouth by many, swearing seems to serve a different purpose to different people. I’m putting it out there that I love a good swear – somehow the words, that often sound as angry as…

Foolproof pancakes

Fluffy American Style or Lacy crêpes, we’ve got you covered

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Mardi Gras, Fat Tuesday, Shrove Tuesday, Pancake Day – whatever you call it and however you celebrate it, there’s no denying the child-like joy that comes with being able, nay expected, to eat pancakes for dinner….