I’ve been thinking for a while now about doing a Sunday blog post series where I can collate all of my recommendations and links to interesting articles I’ve read, podcast episodes I’ve loved, books I’m enjoying, recipes I’ve tried, things I’ve bought/want to buy, etc.
Basically everything I post on twitter or tell my friends about that doesn’t warrant it’s own blog post, but is still worth sharing on. So here we are! Let me know in the comments if there’s anything you’ve enjoyed lately that I should check out.
I enjoyed this piece by Laura Snapes for The Guardian this week, unpicking how sexuality has been portrayed in pop music through the years.
This piece on Man Repeller on the simple pleasure to be found in a breakfast of toast and jam, brought up all the nostalgia. It reminded me of my childhood love of shit white bread with Clover as thick as a pound coin, and seeded raspberry jam. Mmmm.
This is a great article by Johanna Thomas-Corr for The Pool about her move from London back to Bristol where she grew up. She talks about seeing ghosts of her childhood, which articulated my own fears about ever moving back to my hometown. Despite my hometown being actually, really lovely and where most of my family are, I can’t shake the feeling that if I ever moved there it would be a backward step.
After writing about 7 films I’ve loved so far this month, I’ve found another corker, and it’s on Netflix. Good Life stars Robert Pattinson and it’s about how his character and his mentally handicapped brother rob a bank, but his brother gets caught and imprisoned. The plot is about the extreme lengths Pattinson’s character goes to, in order to bail his brother out. It’s quite dark and trippy, and a completely unexpected role for Robert Pattinson.
Jessie Ware’s podcast that she co-hosts with her mum. Her mum cooks something delicious for Friday night dinner and Jessie invites her friends (who happen to be talented musicians, politicians etc) round for an informal chat about their lives, careers and of course food. The podcast is called Table Manners and it’s very homely and hearty. I love it and highly recommend it, it’s particularly comforting to listen to on a grey miserable day. My favourite episode so far is the one with Sam Smith. Give it a listen and let me know what you think?
I picked up this Sandqvist bag in the Urban Outfitters sale, perfect for carting around my laptop and notebooks. I predictably went for black, which is now sold out, but they still have this sweetcorn yellow version in stock.
I read about Floyd’s Pelican Bar in Jamaica and now I can’t stop myself from day dreaming about it. Just as it sounds, it is a beach shack about a 25 minute boat ride from Black River. It stands on stilts in the ocean, out in the middle of nowhere. Floyd serves up ice cold Red Stripe beer, rum punch and fresh fish. Too fucking cool.