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Don’t phone home

How I’d laughed as Renton plunged into ‘The Worst Toilet in Scotland’. It seemed so ludicrous, so alien, that someone would do such a repugnant thing. Yet, here I was in the same position. Crouched in a cubicle, frantically giving my phone mouth-to-socket...

Orange Cake

With a plethora of oranges in the shops at the moment now is the time for this cake. Made from whole oranges, ground almonds, eggs and sugar. Totally gluten free, no flour or butter in this recipe. Everyone has a signature dish and this is mine. There are many...

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Wild Remedy: How Nature Mends Us

In the introduction to her book, author Emma Mitchell comes clean about the depression from which she has suffered for the last twenty-five years. The Wild Remedy How Nature Mends Us is a diary that shows how through nature Emma manages her ‘depression’ and her life. ...

Patrick Melrose

If you haven’t already experienced the sight of Benedict Cumberbatch as a heroin riddled addict in Patrick Melrose then do. Based on the autobiographical series of books by Edward St Aubyn, the series of five episodes charts Patricks life from abusive childhood to...

Hate Valentines?

For many of us, the 'V' word is enough to send shivers down your spine - and if you're not spending Valentine's Day 2019 canoodling with a loved one, then what the hell are you gonna do? Don't be put off by the oh-so-sickening romance that suffocates our marvellous...


Roma is a 2018 drama film written and directed by Alfonso Cuarón, who also produced, co-edited and shot the film. Set in 1970 and 1971, the film is a semi-autobiographical take on Cuarón's upbringing in Mexico City, and follows the life of a live-in housekeeper to a...

January Insta Roundup

All things Eco, Natural & Ethical for a fresh 2019. The Kind Store The Kind Store is a 100% vegan, natural and eco-friendly online shop. A selection of essentials to help you make ethical and sustainable choices. They support Tower Hill Animal Sanctuary, with 10% of...

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