This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Tuesday and I am finding happiness. I have watched a video and apparently happiness can be found somewhere between the linin basket and the boxes under the bed. Or, sometimes, in the cutlery draw. I am decluttering. And byRead → August 31, 2021
When I’m not chatting away on the radio, I’m usually hunched over a laptop, hammering away at the keys.
Here you will find some of my latest scribblings for the guardian, Grazia, The Times and The Lancashire Evening Post up north.
Occasionally, I’ll write something exclusive to this website, so be sure to keep checking back in.
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Post It is Friday and everything is set. We have friends coming up from London and plans laid. I have booked time off work. I have built the BBQ. I have bought some new garden furniture. I have installed a new patioRead → July 20, 2021
This column first appeared in the Lancashire Evening Post. It is Thursday and I have had a bad back all week. I felt it pop on Saturday while I was power washing the patio. I don’t need the accolades or the acclaim and I certainly don’t need sympathy. It’s justRead → May 04, 2021
Eating alone has had some bad PR. For decades, centuries, it has been regarded as a symbol of failure. People have sniggered and sneered, mocked and maligned. Popular culture is littered with characters whose desperation, loneliness or unpopularity has been portrayed through scenes of them eating alone. The idea thatRead → November 19, 2020