When you have pale English rose skin like mine, finding shade in the summer is a necessity. We've spent the past few weekends waking the garden up from its wintry slumber - chopping back dead branches, clearing leaves, and planting. Read more »
As any right-minded Bristolian will know, Windmill Hill City Farm is an institution. Whether you want an allotment or a nursery place, a place to hang with your toddler or a game of five-a-side, City Farm does it all. Read more »
Those of us who are Bristolians of a certain age remember the Harbourside before it was trendy (and still use the word trendy). When I was a kid, the area was a working dock and certainly not somewhere you’d head to for a cheeky post-work Aperol Spritz. The area has changed so much and is now our home - I’m happy every day that I look out over the water and see boats chugging by. Read more »
I’m thrilled to announce that I’ve been asked to be a Community Business Weekend ambassador this year! Which means I’m going to be sharing details of the Weekend, why it’s important, and also profiling a community business local to me, all in advance of Community Business Weekend 2019, taking place 16-19 May.
At The Ivy Clifton Brasserie, Bristol to review the vegan menu. And ogle the interiors.
Readers! I've been itching to try the vegan menu at The Ivy in Clifton, Bristol, for a while now, and was thrilled to be invited along to review. And here it is! Written by old hack and new vegan, Mike (rather than new-ish hack and old-ish vegan, yours truly). Over to Mike...Read more »
Thanks to an amazing couple of days at Barnsley House, we now have a new Christmas tradition. For the first time in the five years I've spent working freelance, I was determined to have an actual Christmas break. A full fortnight away from the laptop, resting. RESTING. And that began a few days before the kids broke up from school, with our quiet getaway to the Cotswolds. Read more »
Last year, for the first time - inspired by my friend Franky - I kept track of all the books I read in 2018. And here they are, a few reviewed, a few unfinished (I KNOW!*) and with an explanation, a few just listed. Sorry to the authors of those ones, that seems so mean, doesn't it?
The title of this post is the answer Johnny Cash gave to an interviewer who asked him for his definition of paradise. I think of it often as I live my life, day by day, hour by hour, minute by minute. As the time whizzes by. I think of his love for his wife, June, and of the bigger contrast for them as performers living life in the spotlight versus their private life alone together.