Leaves Underfoot…

I cannot get enough of autumn. Ever year, it rolls around and I think for a brief second that I’m not done with summer, and then I remember how happy it makes me – the colours of the trees, the feel of a chill in the air, fresh mornings and cold nights, burnt oranges and…

Weddings & Dresses

There is perhaps one phrase from one of my favourite books of all time, that floors me every single time I read it. It is one of the most famous – and radical – lines of literature ever written. “Reader, I married him,” says Jane Eyre  in the closing chapter of the eponymous book. Not…

From Lost to Found…

Wonderful words with Cheryl Strayed… I spent a wonderful evening at The Cheltenham Literature Festival on Sunday. We are blessed to have such a diverse and interesting literary event on our doorstep. This year the likes of Jo Malone, Jilly Cooper, Clare Balding, Bryony Gordon, Jay Rayner, Paddy Ashdown, Justine Picardie, Maureen Lipman, Jack Monroe and Lionel Shriver were…