The British love to Kew

A few weeks ago Mr Tall, his mum, his brother and I went to visit Kew Gardens. I’d never been before and the weather wasn’t great for it but we had a wonderful time. Usually when we go to any gardens, we spend most of the time outside, but because it was cold and grey,…

French fancy

Sorry this isn’t about cake. It’s actually about Dawn French. But what’s not to love? Since I was a child, watching episodes of The Vicar of Dibley on television I’ve loved watching her and now actively hunt out things she is in. Lucky for me, she’s been starring alongside Emilia Fox in Sky’s Delicious. Series…

The Joy of Lists

I take comfort in a list. A ‘to do’ list, a grocery list, a present list…the list is endless! (This also ties in nicely with my love of beautiful stationery but I think that will have to be the subject of another post.) Sometimes, if I’ve had a particularly productive but spontaneous day, I write…

“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…