My first time in a recording studio

Last month I spent the day in Edinburgh with LNER at Canongate Studios, where they were recording (and filming) a number of people reading a poem written by Ben Norris in collaboration with Edith Bowman, called Track Record. The poem came about as part of LNER’s campaign to celebrate regional… View Post

What Christmas means to me

The most precious part of Christmas, for me, is love. The love I feel for my family and friends is one of life’s joys all year round, but I get particularly mushy around this time of year. It’s a side effect of the holidays, which allow time for reflection before… View Post

Not just for Christmas

I can’t quite believe it, but this will be our sixth Christmas with our dog, Jake. On the 1st of December 2012, I stepped off the train from Edinburgh to be met by my husband, who was carrying a tiny, furry ball of black and white in his arms. We… 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