It was around 10pm. I had just eaten dinner at a lovely restaurant where my company was a delightful mixture of pizza, quiet background music, friendly waiting staff (one of whom wore a cracking flat cap) and Anne Lamont’s Bird by Bird. I was walking through the small square-shaped park that sat immediately outside of the restaurant. The air was cool … More Fetch


It was a late autumn day and I was in Oxford with my parents. We had just enjoyed a sumptuous late lunch at the cosy The Eagle and Child – the public house famed for hosting the The Inklings literary group – and were walking through the city’s busy streets back to the car. En-route we passed the deceptively large Blackwells Bookshop … More Encore!


New Year’s Eve 2014. It feels like yesterday. The sun had set and I was feeling reflective (as per new year’s tradition). I was looking through a bunch of Instagram photos that I had printed through Inkifi (worth doing), and one photo I had of fireworks grabbed my attention. It seemed rather apt, giving what … More Fireworks


It was evening. I was busily putting away a few things in the kitchen whilst mentally working out how I could fit everything in before Christmas: presents to buy and wrap; people to visit; cards to write; music to learn; duties to fulfil. It all seemed so big, so unattainable. (It is not really, but … More ‘Martha’