October 9, 2018

 When did jelly become so fancy anyway?

"I think Glaswegians’s can’t be bothered with the wank; they see it through it and don’t want to spend money on it.”

Couldn’t have put it better myself, Rosie Healey, head chef and co-owner at new restaurant Alchemilla in Glasgow, as she references her locals' rebuttal of...

July 3, 2018

Scribbling a note down to my daughter's teacher the other morning in haste, I found myself inadvertently signing off with one of the above.  It wasn't planned and it happened amongst a series of other things (Mum, can you cut this hairband out, I've spilt yogurt down my dress, I'm still hungry can I have a ki...

June 26, 2018

There's no going back unless you do a knife scrape (not the same tho...) 

Ever slept in when you really needed to be up, burnt the last slice of bread in the toaster or your mother in law drops around and you’ve just used the last tea bag or worse, last square of loo roll. Maybe you’re running for th...

May 22, 2018

Feeling slightly dizzy, borderline numb reading the annual Sunday Times ‘Rich List’ last week, where I find myself pontificating on all manner of things such as ‘how do you process £21.05 billion (the fortune of this year’s number One on the list -  a Brit, Jim Radcliffe who has made his fortune from ‘Chemica...

May 1, 2018

 A big quiff is a jowl breaker

(ps this is not my school photo, if it was I wouldn't be writing this blog)

If, like me you were born with jowls then hair volume is always a good idea.  It started back in the 80's at school when the 'quiff' was in and it started to dawn on me that a much hankered after slimmer...

March 1, 2018

Welcome to the first official day of meteorological Spring!  

Looking outside it couldn’t feel further from the truth.  A delayed blanketing - generous, crisp, white and SO bitterly cold and oh, two and a bit months late. Snow, listen, we really wanted you to land around 23rd December when we had the right amo...

February 21, 2018

'This week I’m channeling the art vibe but I feel the need to add some trash.  So to kick off on a bit of a subversive tip before we get all serious and cultural, let’s put the end of the night at the top of the page. Some trash food.  The inspiration dubbed ‘Midnight Cowboys’ caught my eye in a new mag...

February 14, 2018

VALENTINE - SCHMALENTINE 

If you’re reading this this evening, chances are you not in that toe curlingly totes awks position of sitting alongside other coerced couples chowing down a very average set menu.  Lucky you. Oh Valentine suckers, the fake romantics - the subjects of marketeers dreams dutifully obeyin...

February 8, 2018

Quote of the week: 'I thought it was nice to be told that I was beautiful or that I had a pretty little ass. This kind of compliment is nice.'  Brigitte Bardot 

What to write this week? It’s a thought that surfaces as regularly in my head as ‘what’s for dinner tonight’ as I consume the endless word s...

January 28, 2018

From afar the thought of an escape to the mountains for a holiday seems so impervious, so far away so hard to reach.  You're right.  The joy of skiing downhill is bitter sweet.  It's taken everything in you to get to the resort, get to the ski hire shop, get yourself strapped into your (very uncomfortable)  b...

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