The Sunday Seven: book nerd edition, 22/05/2016

“Reasons to stay alive?” Drummer Boy peered at me with concern when he noticed what I was reading a few days ago. “Are you… OK? Anything we need to talk about?” With a rather emo title, and fairly weighty subject matter, you’d expect Reasons To Stay Alive by Brighton-based author Matt Haig to be rather… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: book nerd edition, 22/05/2016

The Sunday Seven: 13/03/2016

First up, it’s the Sali Hughes & India Knight radio show (that’s the latest one), on the lovely Soho Radio. Pool columnist/Guardian beauty writer/all-round good egg Sali Hughes and Times columnist and novelist India Knight present a monthly show (live every fourth Thursday from 10am-12pm, but for those of us who have 9-5 gigs, available… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 13/03/2016

The Sunday Seven: 24/01/16

This week’s list of good stuff… First up: Parks and Recreation. Can I please talk about how brilliant Parks and Rec was? I know the vast majority of the Western world cottoned on to this years ago, but we only watched the final episode very recently and I miss Leslie so much. Do you know… Continue reading The Sunday Seven: 24/01/16

Online comments – who are they good for?

On Sunday, I went to a Guardian Masterclass* for aspiring freelance journalists. It was a fantastic day run by industry professionals who were unbelievably positive and keen to share their knowledge. There was none of that “well, print journalism’s a sick, dying horse these days, so if I were you lot, I’d stick to basket-weaving… Continue reading Online comments – who are they good for?