Journal

Podcasts - Sustainable(ish)
Sustainable(ish) by Jen Gale We are so happy that we have discovered Jen’s podcast and supporting website: www.asustainablelife.co.uk. Both are packed with an incredible wealth of information on sustainability hacks that work for you and your family. There are loads...
Podcasts - BBC Earth
BBC Earth Podcast by BBC If you’re a fan of David Attenborough’s Planet Earth, the BBC Earth Podcast will be right up your alley. Presented by Emily Knight, each weekly episode dives into a unique story that combines nature, science,...
Books - The Thursday Murder Club
The Thursday Murder Club by Richard Osman In a peaceful retirement village, four unlikely friends meet up once a week to investigate unsolved murders.But when a brutal killing takes place on their very doorstep, the Thursday Murder Club find themselves...
Books - Breath
Breath by James Nestor There is nothing more essential to our health andwellbeing than breathing: take air in, let it out, repeat 25,000 times a day. Yet, as a species, humans have lost the ability to breathe correctly, with grave...
Box Sets - My Octopus Teacher
My Octopus Teacher on Netflix My Octopus Teacher tells the moving story of how Craig Foster, after vowing to free-dive daily after burning out at work, came to know an octopus living in the kelp forests outside his home in...
Box Sets - Workin' Moms
Workin' Moms on Netflix Four very different thirty-something working mothers and friends try to balance their jobs, family life and love life in modern day Toronto after their maternity leave ends. Imagine the Sex in the City girls with newborns...
Podcasts- Unearthed
Thrilling stories about the hidden impact of plants on our lives, a podcast from Kew that focuses on the unexpected underworld of plant life.
Podcasts - The Teacher's Pet
The Australian’s Hedley Thomas digs deep into a cold case which has been unsolved for 36 years, uncovering startling new evidence.
Box Sets - Us
David Nicholls’s novel tracking the disintegration and possible redemption of a family is adapted for television with Tom Hollander and Saskia Reeves in the starring roles.
Box Sets - The Spy
Inspired by the real-life story of Israel’s most famous spy, Sacha Baron Cohen successfully goes undercover in Syria in the 1960s.
Books - Such a Fun Age
When a surprising connection emerges between two women, it sends them on a crash course that will upend everything they think they know – about themselves, each other and the messy dynamics of privilege.
Books - Ghosts
Dolly Alderton’s debut novel is funny and tender, filled with whip-smart observations about relationships, family, memory, and how we live now.
Love in the Time of Corona - October
Autumn Updates It’s Lucy here, the Founder of Aspiga! I started this rambling chat during lockdown, offering suggestions of things to keep us busy, healthy and happy. It was so well received that I thought I’d carry it on with...
Podcasts - Unlocking Us by Brene Brown
Unlocking Us by Brene Brown   Researcher and #1 New York Times best-selling author Brené Brown unpacks and explores the ideas, stories, experiences, books, films, and music that reflect the universal experiences of being human, from the bravest moments to...
Podcasts - Lockdown Parenting Hell by Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe
Lockdown Parenting Hell by Rob Beckett and Josh Widdicombe   Parenting but not as you know it! Rob and Josh present a new witty series to make parents feel less alone. “What I want is us to feel better by...
Box Sets - Modern Love
Modern Love - Amazon Prime   Modern Love explores “love in its multitude of forms – including sexual, romantic, familial, platonic, and self love,” which are presented in eight half-hour episodes. The Amazon series, based on the New York Times...
Box Sets - Hollywood
Hollywood - Netflix   In post-World War II, veteran Jack Castello moves to Los Angeles to make his big break in Hollywood. However, he struggles in the business and has a hard time even being cast as an extra. Meeting...
Looking for Eliza by Leaf Arbuthnot
Looking for Eliza by Leaf Arbuthnot Ada is a widowed writer, navigating loneliness in Oxford after the death of her husband. She has no children and no grandchildren. Eliza is a student at the university. She finds it difficult to...
Redhead By The Side of the Road by Anne Tyler
Redhead By The Side of the Road by Anne Tyler Micah Mortimer isn’t the most polished person you’ll ever meet. He has his ways and means of navigating the world. He measures out his days running errands for work -...
Box Sets - Modern Family
Modern Family - Netflix   To commemorate the final episode of Modern Family after 11 series we felt it only right to recommend this totally unique series. If you haven’t watched it before then settle in to watch three modern-day...
Box Sets - Schitts Creek
Schitts Creek - Netflix   A married couple suddenly go bankrupt and the only remaining asset they have is an ugly small town named Schitt’s Creek, a town that they bought as a joke because of it’s name! It’s quite...