Beautiful 2013


Last year, maybe it was even in January, Zadie Smith wrote an essay in the New York Review of Books entitled, ‘Joy.’  ‘It might be useful to distinguish between pleasure and joy,’ she begins. Because as to joy — ‘If you asked me if I wanted more joyful experiences in my life,’ she says, ‘I […]



Come with me for a walk, will you? First we’ll walk up Trelawney to the highest point in town. Past Provadore where the door opens and closes with Saturday morning bustle, conversations spilling out with the smells of coffee and toast. Gardens burst out through fences along the street.  Someone in one of the houses is […]

Bits and Bobs


First of all, thank you. I mean it. For your tremendously encouraging response to my emotional cookbook idea. I am still working away on the proposal and I hope to share a little bit more with you soon. And by all means, if you have any particular associations between a specific food and emotional state  – where […]