6 mn read Ever since I was a child, I have had a love-love relationship with food. I come from a Jewish family and anyone who is Jewish or knows anything about Judaism knows that every celebration involves food. Passover, the breaking of the Yom Kippur fast, and Purim, all are food-related holidays. Add birthdays, graduations, anniversaries and […]
5 mn read I don’t wish to gloat but being a grandparent is the best. To be honest, compared to parenting it’s a breeze. All I have to do is follow the orders from my son and daughter-in-law. If I bend the rules a little when I’ve got the grandchildren to myself, well nobody needs to know. As […]
7 mn read Male friendship can be a potentially very risky thing. Here Peter Marriott reflects on male friendships and how patriarchy impacts upon it.
6 mn read As a child I loved to read and write but where did that come from? Our story is a familiar one. Dad came over from Ireland in the 1950s as the farm could not support him. He met and married mum and as Irish Catholics, children kept arriving. Dad worked away from home supporting us […]
2 mn read We have a saying here in England, ‘An ounce of prevention, is worth a pound of cure.’ With this in mind, I felt at my age, it was time to get to my doctor’s and have a prostate exam. I had been putting this off for ages and ignoring constant advice from my significant other. […]