Autumn is one of my favourite seasons. I reckon it’s in my top four. Truly, I love it that much. I’ve just found out that most of my favourite veggies are in season this time of year. Sadly I didn’t know this earlier because of our access to all things all the time, but maybe I did know in my bones and the depth of my being because the reason I love Autumn so much is because cauliflower, eggplant, carrot, beetroot, broccoli, pumpkin and zucchini are all tasting particularly tip top.

Another reason to love Autumn is obviously because the weather makes taking fika with coffee and cake extra snuggly and cosy, and how can that be wrong.


Coffee and carrot cake. Everyone has their go-to carrot cake recipe. But if you don’t, then this will be your recipe! If you do already have a recipe, can you just check the icing ingredients for me. If you can’t see cream cheese, and instead suggests buttercream, lemon icing or even (I don’t know if I can even say it) you dust it with icing sugar, then your recipe has gone rancid, and must be disposed of immediately before it can contaminate any nearby recipes with fake news. 



I know this seems like a lazy suggestion but really – you can’t go past it. And with a slice of that carrot cake – superb. Try as a plunger or an aeropress.


The Snail Racing Handbook

This is one of the hundreds, nay thousands, of zines out there. On the web, at zine fairs, art galleries, your creative friend’s coffee table. They’re independently published, extremely and exquisitely niche, and very much like the abstract art of the literary world. By which I mean you read one and say to yourself, ‘I could do that’. But never do.

This one is just cute and quirky and perfect accompaniment to your coffee and cake.


 I’ve just started listening to Serial’s new 8 part series The Trojan Horse Affair, produced by the same posse who gave us Serial, and S-Town. I’m enjoying it so far, and if it’s anything like either of their other shows, i’ll be left at the end of each episode with my eyes and mouth wide, looking around to see if any of the drivers or passengers in the surrounding cars are as shocked as I am from the plot twist.