Music The Cambridge Summer Music Festival is a classical music programme that runs from 5 to 21 July and encompasses lunchtime recitals, evening concerts and Shostakovich 9 from memory at Saffron Hall. Sounds Green is part of the festival that puts on open-air world music on Wednesday nights in the Botanic Gardens. For more open-air music, … Continue reading Things to Do in Cambridge in Summer 2018
A playlist to celebrate queer artists. My London Pride soundtrack. spotify:user:wofieclaire:playlist:3R9IcL2Sm8iaaK9xiVXW7V Ally Hills, Beatrice Eli, Catey Shaw, Christine and the Queens, Demi Lovato, Elektra, Fletcher, Frank Ocean, Halsey, Hayley Kiyoko, Janelle Monae, Kehlani, King Princess, Lady Gaga, LP, Matilda, Ria Mae, Sam Smith, Shelita Burke, Shura, Sophie, Tegan and Sara, Tove Lo, Tracy Chapman, Troye … Continue reading A Playlist for Pride
I don't remember February happening. In every way that January was long and leisurely and memorable, February was short and indeterminable. Even as I write, the weather cycles between snow and sunshine, spitting out wispy snowflakes and then regretfully wiping them away. The first two weeks were spent in bed recovering from surgery; the second … Continue reading What Happened to February?
Firstly, A Letter From a Furious Teacher, A Message From the Club No One Wants to Join and a plea for gun control in America: Don't Let My Classmates' Deaths Be in Vain. Music An addiction to film score composers led to falling in love with a Kanye cover for a TV series I have never watched. Also, Janelle … Continue reading Weekend Notes #1
This is possibly one of the quickest dinners, but I promise home-made marinara is better than shop-bought any day, and it is very easy to make. Most recipes will insist on adding sugar, but instead this sauce gains its naturalised sweetness from the caramelised onions. The sauce works well with any pasta, but I prefer … Continue reading Classic Marinara Sauce
I watched the clock tick over to the new year on my sofa, alone. Resolutions are for people who feel like they can improve, not for those who feel unfixable. I wrote my goals on a good day, hopeful for the future. I ripped them up the next morning. On the good days, my body … Continue reading 2018: A Year of Intention
Unsurprisingly, love seems to be the theme of February, in all its blissfully turbulent forms. These are the quotes that particularly resonate with me... On choosing: "My experience of relationships (and I mean the ones involving love, not all those other series of interactions) is a single active choice; everyday you have to answer with … Continue reading Some Words on Love