After years of struggling to buy cheese in Asia, I’m still amazed by the variety available in Britain. My need for cheese and my lack of knowledge about it are being addressed by my cheese subscription box from Pong Cheese. The second of the three I...

When buying clothes, I’ve always looked at the material. I stick to traditional ideas--cotton in summer and wool in winter. I also like new innovations in fabrics that mean clothes drape well without creasing, wick moisture, or stretch and shape. One...

What if by (trying to) criminalise more (ordinary) people in the west, you’re losing support for your cause in already tolerant societies? https://www.thetimes.co.uk/edition/comment/lets-not-expand-hate-crime-even-further-cszz7zx28

‘87% of Amer...

In the parable of five loaves and two fishes, Jesus feeds five thousand people. We only have four people in our house, but we managed to use five loaves from a Betty’s bread box and five cheeses from a Pong subscription box to make nine meals (or...

In the 1940s and 50s, Abraham Maslow came up with a theory about what motivates humans. Basic needs—food, water, security—come before higher order needs—friendship, accomplishment, creativity. Most days I feel I’m juggling all of these needs: mak...

Sigfried Sassoon was always my favourite war poet, but on my walks I keep walking past Wilfred Owen's house.

At school we studied (a lot) about Wilfred Owen. And when I was studying stylistics, I found a great course at the University of L...