Hello all! Welcome summer! Solstice today! I know I am a day late with this post but I was in school and then traveling yesterday, (only getting home after midnight!) so I didn’t get a chance to put this up. I hope you have been doing some sun worshiping this last week. I certainly have. I was lucky enough to be in Cornwall for the weekend, in-between visiting two different schools, so I actually got into the Atlantic. (Swimming is too strong a word but I did wallow a while). It was glorious. On Saturday we are heading back down to St Ives, for a week-long holiday. So reading, relaxing, possibly more bracing dips in the Atlantic, hopefully some yoga. There may not be a post next week, due to this but we shall see!
This made me laugh out loud. As a recent convert to commute-knitting, I have encountered some of this. But the therapeutic effects of knitting far outweigh other people’s idiocy.
Roxane Gay on navigating life as a fat person. Lindy West on the Goop wellness conference. I love what she writes about wellness being depoliticised and why that is hugely problematic.
Fruit trees are not only about gardening and education, they are also part of a culture and heritage of Los Angeles.
We should consider how we address people who live in food poverty, and why they are entitled to more than just basic nutrition.
A perfect day of eating with Sami Tamini.
Growing up with Roald Dahl.
I found Gifts from the Sea in a random bookshop on Saturday. It is a wonderful quick read about life and living. Great if you want to do some quiet meditating on how to live well. I am also reading Swell: A Waterbiography which I LOVE. It is all about the pioneering women who advocated swimming in public spaces, and promoted women swimming more generally. I love the voice of the writer, and how she draws your attention to all the ludicrous things our female swimming ancestors had to go through to get in the water. Great inspiration!
I may make these lemon bars to take on our road trip.
Fighting for food justice in NYC.
Have a good week everyone! x