Love Note – Watching Game of Thrones


In this week’s Love Note, I pay tribute not only to one of the best TV shows around, but to the people, food and rituals involved with my watching of it.

Love Note – Vincent Van Gogh


In anticipation of new film At Eternity’s Gate, I revel in the emotional intensity and technical accomplishment of one of my favourite painters, Vincent Van Gogh.

Love Note – Fantasia

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I was devastated to find I missed a big screen showing of Disney’s Fantasia. Here, I reminisce about my favourite pieces and briefly explore why this film is so magical.

Love Note – The Vogue Colouring Book


This week, I write a Love Note dedicated to my beloved Vogue colouring book, the channel for all my sartorial delusions of grandeur since 2012. Features my colouring exhibits and design notes.

Love Note – Skiing and snowboarding


In this week’s Love Note, I share some of my mountain memories, both good and bad, and reflect on how the combination of fun and jeopardy of these snow sports help me to cultivate mindfulness.


World Book Day 2019


To celebrate World Book Day 2019, I review some amazing books I have recently read. Click here to read about Pema Chodron, Michelle Obama, Arundhati Roy and more.

Love Note – Inspector Javert and Alyosha Karamazov

Les Miserables

After an evening bawling my eyes out at Les Misérables, I compare my favourite character, Inspector Javert, with Alyosha Karamazov from Dostoevsky’s The Brothers Karamazov: both are men who look at the stars.

Love Note – Please Mr Kennedy

Please Mr Kennedy

This week, I’ve written about my favourite silly song from an excellent film, and discuss how it might just be a bit of an allegory for life. Find out more here

Love Note – Having a cold


PSA: I have a cold. I am so tempted to throw myself a pity party, but maybe this snot-fest is inviting me to really practice some good self-care. Read my latest Love Note here

Love Note – Avant gardish style (AKA anything but athleisure)


My inner fashion editor wants to see an end to athleisure. Read my latest Love Note to find out why.

Love Note – Grandma and all older people


My Grandma is turning 93 today, so my Love Note is dedicated to her and all the wonderful older people in society.

Love Note – A friend in need

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I use this week’s Love Note to send love and light to a friend who’s having a hard time. Read her greatest hits here

Love Note – TV 2019


2019 is looking like it’s going to be an excellent year on the box: I round up the shows I’m most looking forward to.

Love Note – The joys of rediscovering an old iPod


A night spent dancing around to some of my favourite songs from my late teens and early twenties provided inspiration for this week’s Love Note.

Love Note – Ave Maria

Lake Pukaki

My latest Love Note looks at a song I cared very little about until Christmas 2018, sung by a man I also cared little about until very recently. I now love both.

Love Note – Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football

Fantasy Football has become a very important part of my life and I think it’s time people knew why.

Love Note – Non-Christmas Christmas films


My latest Love Note lists my favourite non-Christmas Christmas films: films that feel festive, joyous and hopeful but don’t necessarily revolve around the 25th December.

Love Note – Tofu Thursdays

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I’ve taken a foodie turn this week and discussed an important weekly Harping On tradition: Tofu Thursdays. Recipe included.

Love Note – Expecto Patronum


In today’s Love Note, I wax lyrical about J.K. Rowling’s ‘Patronus’ charm and one of my all time favourite Harry Potter characters, Professor Lupin.

Love Note – The Spice Girls


I’m embarking on series of love notes to offer a short, sassy perspective on the stuff I love most. First up: The Spice Girls.

New Zealand: podcasts we listened to


I finally get onto the podcast bandwagon with My Dad Wrote a PornoSerial and The Guilty Feminist.

New Zealand: music we listened to


I discuss the albums that became the soundtrack to my six week tour of New Zealand

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Published 17th June 2017

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