Soul Music

Soul Music

nina simone Feeling Good Staying with our lovely friend, Ann, in Suffolk this week, she happened to mention a music programme on Radio 4 that had completely passed me by. Driving home I looked up the programme, ‘Soul Music’, and was excited to see listed...
Our daily bread

Our daily bread

jennie can cook and now, so can I! I never really had the time or the inclination to get into cooking (Hilary points out that without either of these things she always managed to have a meal on the table at the end of the day!) but since early lockdown, to the...
She is Fierce

She is Fierce

she is fierce Brave, bold and beautiful poems by women 5th Dudley Girl Guides by Liz Berry Your plain faces are lovely as buntingin the sunlight while you pitch your tents calling to each other to pull guy-ropes tautcrawling easy as lads     lifting the silver pole...
Alan Bennett

Alan Bennett

Alan bennett National treasure The London Review of Books presents a podcast with Alan Bennett reading from his Dairy of a Pandemic Year. Alan Bennett reading his diaryThanks to the LRB you can listen to this here ~ it’s perfect with a cup of coffee before...
Creative Women

Creative Women

Interviews with marion Molteno Marion Molteno has interviewed several ‘Creative Women’ for a project with the National Women’s Register. I was pleased to be one of her interviewees earlier this year. You will also know Pauline Prior-Pitt and Carol...
Inheritance Tracks

Inheritance Tracks

Joni Mitchell I fell in love with this album in the late 70’s and consequently with everything Joni Mitchell has produced. Impossible to pick one song ~ or even one album really, but it was Blue that started the love affair. The header photo is from an...