“You can call me Alice. Because it’s my name.”

I was shocked and saddened to read about the death of the actress Emma Chambers at the age of just 53. I can only imagine the sense of loss and grief her family and friends must be feeling. I have huge gratitude to the people who have brought characters to life in the shows, plays,…

The play’s the thing

The theatre is excellent escapism. When you settle back into your folding chair, the lights dim and the curtains lift, you can be instantly transported to the world on the stage. On Saturday 24 February, I went to the Norwich Theatre Royal with Mr Tall to see the final performance of Gallowglass, based on the…

Hygge by any other name…

There’s is nothing better to me than the simple pleasure of being relaxed and content, surrounded by the people and things that make you comfortable. It is this sense of warmth and cosiness and my love of that feeling which I think is why, no matter how wonderful a time I’m having, I always get…

Catching up with old friends

I love my friends, but I’m a homebody, so this post is about books that I love to return to, time after time, to catch up with my favourite characters, and transport myself to a world outside my own. Four books/series do this for me: The Wind in the Willows; Anne of Green Gables; Harry…

Come in and get comfy

May this blog be your warm blanket, your cup of tea, your white sandy beach, your favourite book or your comfort food.