New rules take all the fun out of work

In the wake of #MeToo, Netflix has released a new set of rules governing how its workers interact during filming. For the most part, they seem fairly obvious to anyone who isn’t a creep. The problem is that if you are a creep, you probably won’t even realise they are aimed at you. They include rules [...]

The secret to happiness? Outliving your enemies. And plenty of cake

How to be happy? Live to the ripe old age of 82 How happy are you? The exact amount of happiness in your life might be difficult to quantify, but it seems the age at which you have most of it can be pinpointed easily enough; it’s 82. The good news is, the best is yet [...]

2018-12-01T09:53:12+00:00 July 10th, 2017|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , |

Tea time

I've never really been able to bake. I'm a cook in the careless, "let's see what happens" sense of the word, and that doesn't really suit baking. Baking is all about precision, timing and patience. Not my strengths. But since I got Lilly Higgins' brilliant book Make, Bake, Love, I've gone a bit baking mad. Not [...]

2012-05-11T13:46:03+00:00 May 11th, 2012|Categories: Opinion|Tags: , , , , , , , , , |