Can teens ever have a positive body image?

Senior school is hard. I thought I felt over-protective when baby Flea, a few weeks after her third birthday, toddled into school. Or when she rode her bike on two wheels for the first time. Now, though, the things I want to protect my daughter from seem intangible. The things… View Post

Suddenlife Gaming in Thuringia, Germany

“Ha ha, you fools! Now you will never know the secret of Martin Luther,” cried the woman, a hundred feet below us in the courtyard. It was cold at the top of the South Tower of Castle Wartburg, a UN World Heritage Site in the ancient German city of Eisenach. The freezing… View Post

Review: Hello Fresh Recipe Box

Recipe boxes like HelloFresh are a genius idea. Subscribe to a recipe box, and someone sends you the ingredients to make gorgeous meals, with everything measured and packaged, and an idiot-proof recipe to follow. Sure, you pay a little extra for the convenience, but for busy households where you’re short on time… View Post

Review: The Crown, new on Netflix

This year we’ve been enjoying some stellar TV shows on Netflix. To be fair, a lot of my telly watching falls under the “guilty pleasure” category. My tastes in TV haven’t matured very much in the past 20 years or so. This means that 2016 has seen us bingeing on… View Post

Pizza Express Dough Balls. And other things.

A couple of years ago, I found myself in a kitchen in Florence, being taught how to make pizza by a spectacularly passionate Italian. The perfect pizza, it turns out, requires the very best Italian olive oil, flour, water and just a dash of salt. Oh, and about an hour of… View Post