"My entire pandemic experience can be summarised in one TV show: Buffy the Vampire Slayer. It’s consumed my life in a way no piece of media has ever do…
and the downfall of puppy brain or why I didn't send this newsletter for two months
I think I’ve seen my face more in the last eleven months than I ever have before. And not how I’m used to seeing it either — reflected in the mirror or…
I have always lived in houses or flats joined to other houses or flats. What I mean to say is, I have never lived in a home wholly detached from anothe…
Elizabeth Lovatt
A *very* subjective and incomplete list. I think we can all agree 2020’s main season arc was a pile of crap so I’m going to celebrate my personal top t…
Elizabeth Lovatt
What does it mean to dress gay? Can you tell someone’s sexuality by how they dress? The answer is of course not and 100% yes. And why do I care so much…
Elizabeth Lovatt
Persuasion is the best Jane Austen novel for many reasons, not least because it’s Austen at the height of her powers, the last novel she completed, it’…
Elizabeth Lovatt
or why I've been watching so much reality TV in lockdown. Routine in lockdown, especially in this strange not-lockdown-lockdown-things-opening-up-again…
Elizabeth Lovatt
In June, Jackie and I cleared the back corner of the half of the garden of the flat we rent in the hope of growing a lawn instead of the tangled mess o…
Elizabeth Lovatt
"I feel a great responsibility for time" Sara Baume writes halfway through handiwork, a sentence which I read and immediately put the book back down to…
Elizabeth Lovatt
Walking the city Before The Great Pandemic of 2020, I was quite down about living in Leeds city centre. It wasn’t anything the city had done, it was mo…
all the rooms in my flat rated out of ten because I haven't been outside in a while the hallway slim, yet functional. Leads up to the stairs neatly. Th…