Pancake day

Pancake day (noun) -            the most superior day of celebration. Of all 365 days, Pancake day is the culinary pinnacle of the year - the allure of sweetness is certainly not something to be passed on. My incessant augmenting enthusiasm nearly overflowed as the tempting scent of sugar wafted up the stairs when the first …

The Pizzeria

I opened the door, and a bell rang a cheerful tune above me. Artificial white light flooded my eyes and the crescendo of whirring ovens and men shouting to one another echoed in my ears. A man sat covered in a thick coat just to the left of the door, all sign of his humanity …

Beneath the music

I awoke from my slumber as the fairy lights were slowly coming into focus - flickering and almost out of battery due to the fact I’d put them up in the middle of November in a rush of festive excitement. A week to go, and I had already opened all the windows in my advent …