life

life April 17, 2021

Wearing out our caring

While Sandra Symons tends to her ailing mother, she must walk the line familiar to all carers – between selflessness and self-preservation, dedication and martyrdom.

gardening April 10, 2021

Gourd almighty

After a disappointing summer growing season, some pumpkins that randomly self-seeded from the compost in the front yard become the only harvest success.

drinks April 3, 2021

Sober so good

The beverage director for Andrew McConnell’s restaurants celebrates her favourite alcohol-free drinks.

health March 27, 2021

Educate then vaccinate

A massive global investment produced a Covid-19 vaccine in record time. Now, a similar effort is required to provide evidence-based information to assist vaccine uptake.

life March 20, 2021

Into the breach

A foundering relationship between the author and her sister prompts a painful reflection on upbringing, British colonialism and the patriarchy, and examines how their entrenched structures can become the ties that divide.

restaurants March 13, 2021

Biting into the food media

As with food fads that are in constant flux, the culinary media landscape has also undergone a major overhaul in the wake of new platforms, social media and Covid-19 lockdowns.

life March 6, 2021

Feminism now

In the ’70s, staunch feminists led the charge towards equality – not just for women but for people of colour and the LGBTQIA+ community. Fifty years on, are the systems of power and constraint they railed against actually getting worse?

travel February 27, 2021

A haircut in Marrakech

For a visitor to Marrakech, one good trick deserves another, but the lesson learnt when dealing with the locals is sometimes it pays to walk away – especially when scissors are involved.

health February 20, 2021

Hyperhidrosis and sweating a solution

For sufferers of hyperhidrosis, excessive sweating often leads to feelings of shame, loneliness and depression. Just knowing it is a recognised condition can be the first step to regaining confidence and control.

travel February 13, 2021

An unplanned European break

Slowing down to take in every detail of a destination doesn’t always come naturally, but occasionally fate intervenes.

life February 6, 2021

Skywhalepapa joins Skywhale

Eight years after Skywhale first took flight, it is joined by Skywhalepapa – mesmerising in its gentle weirdness.