Laurie Colwin – Cookery Writing for COVID times

I’ve recently been reading Laurie Colwin’s More Home Cooking, her second book of witty and warm cookery essays, mainly taken from articles she wrote for the now defunct Gourmet Magazine. The late Laurie Colwin, born and based in New York, was initially known for her fiction writing, first publishing in the New Yorker, followed by … More Laurie Colwin – Cookery Writing for COVID times

Plant Heaven

Yesterday this fair weather gardener was lucky enough to spend a stunning spring morning at a beautiful plant fair, held in the grounds of the inspirational Rowdeford School, Wiltshire. In truth you should never go plant buying on a beautiful day – without fail you will always buy far more than you will ever be … More Plant Heaven

Highgate Cemetery -The Story Behind the Headstone

I have an insatiable curiosity for cemeteries. Maybe it’s because my grandmother used to live next to a church with a large graveyard, but more likely it’s the stories behind the words, a fascination with other people’s lives, especially when they don’t appear to have gone to plan, don’t seem ordinary. You could accuse me … More Highgate Cemetery -The Story Behind the Headstone