‘A gift of life’: the NHS double lung transplant that saved Covid patient

“When I woke up I was confused. I remembered the doctors in St George’s hospital deciding to intubate me. But when I woke up from the intubation, I’d been transferred to another hospital, St Thomas’, and was on a machine that was keeping me alive. I wondered how things had gotten so bad and how … Read more

Holiday Gift Guide 2022

Over the past year I get questions about some of the things that I use and decided to make a Holiday Gift Guide 2022! These products are things that I use on a regular basis.  Please note, I have two affiliate links and will disclose those items below on the list.  Cooking for One Cookbook … Read more

Our very thoughtful gift guide, 2022

Heading into the festive season often brings a whole host of anxieties. This year, gift-giving can come with extra layers of stress. The cost of living situation and postal strikes, might make us particularly anxious. We worry about how to afford things and get them to their intended destination in time. Not to mention the … Read more

John Zorn : The Gift : Aquarium Drunkard

Anyone who’s spent time with Numero Group’s extraordinary 2018 compilation Technicolor Paradise knows that the genre known as exotica stands just next door to a number of considerably better respected musical forms. Speed up that reverbed guitar and you’ve got surf. Slow it down and you’re in the spaghetti western territory of Ennio Morricone. With … Read more

Here Are the Best Gift Ideas to Impress Every Teenage Girl

The holiday season is near and you know what that means! It’s time to start shopping for everyone on your list, including your BFFs, your coworkers, and of course, teenage girls.  This notoriously hard-to-shop-for category does not need to be as stressful as it may seem. From cool tech gear to unique stocking stuffers and … Read more

Here Are the Cutest Gift Ideas to Give for the Holidays

Is it just us or does it seem like every time your BFF’s birthday or the holidays roll around, coming up with a cute gift idea for your friend is always a struggle? Sure, they might be the person you know the best (besides yourself), but when it comes to finding something meaningful that they’ll … Read more

The Best Holiday Nail Polish Gift Sets to Give This Season

If you’re holiday shopping for a teen, in search of a cute gift idea for your friend, need a fail-proof present for that co-worker who proudly posts their winter nail designs on IG, or simply for someone who could use a little self-care, then look no further than one of these nail polish gift sets.  … Read more

‘Dealing with your mortality, it makes things more precious’: Hollywood legend Jeff Bridges on the gift of life after cancer

Jeff Bridges at 72 wakes early and lingers a while in bed. Since a battle with lymphatic cancer that began two years ago (“When they found a 9in by 12in mass in my stomach”) and a bad case of Covid he contracted on his local chemo ward (“It made the cancer look like a piece … Read more