Autumn: a breath of fresh air

Autumn has never been my favourite time of year, for no other reason than I prefer summer for its warm weather, perpetual fragrance of just-cut grass, and the sound of the birds singing under blue skies early each morning. Equally, I love the childish excitement of waking up to snow… View Post

A stack of pancakes

Is there anything better than a stack of pancakes? Especially on a rainy Monday morning? I’d been craving pancakes since Saturday, when I went out for a late breakfast with friends. As is often the case at trendy brunch spots, pancakes and maple syrup were on the menu – but… View Post

You can do anything, but you can’t do everything

I recently read a quote on Instagram that really resonated with me. It read: “You can do anything, but not everything.” I looked it up and its attributed to David Allen, a productivity consultant and creator of the time management method ‘Getting Things Done’. There’s not really any need to… View Post

Getting to grips with Trinny London

Anyone my age and above will recall What Not To Wear, the TV programme that gave everyday-women make overs. I watched avidly, besotted with Trinny and Susannah, hanging on every brutal word they said in an attempt to figure out my own body shape and style (the show aired while… View Post

My first look inside the V&A

INSIDE THE BUILDING The first thing that struck me about the interior of V&A Dundee was the expanse of space. The enormity of the inside was astounding. I hadn’t expected it to look so spacious, given the narrowing base of the exterior of the building (where the entrance is), but… View Post