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Worrying.I have become that elderly person with a blanket on their lap. It’s getting chilly …

Whitebait, mackerel with black garlic braised lentils and a coffee crème brûlée - a brilliant Sunday lunch at the Bunch of Grapes, Pontypridd today. Accompanied by a few pints of a Salopian Brewery New England IPA. 🍺 🐟

The most important invention of the 20th century keeps us alive but is killing the environment. The solution? Eat less meat 🔗

What has been made into a commodity cannot easily be brought back to being a luxury. That’s the luxury trap. And it’s not the first time we’ve fallen for it.

Continuing the saga - Meera Sodha’s vegan recipe for Ugandan rolex. Superb! Far exceeded my expectations; can’t imagine the egg-based version would be better.

From standup to stanzas: Frank Skinner’s terrific guide to poetry 🔗

Now embarking on its second series, the podcast is a terrific listen: bursting with enthusiasm for its chosen poems and constantly amusing about Skinner’s relationship with them.

Aston Villa - Liverpool finishes 7-2. Outstanding night for Villa! ⚽️

Aston Villa v Liverpool. Villa leading 4-1 at half-time! Hat-trick for Ollie Watkins 😃 ⚽️

How the Indian Premier League clean bowled English T20 cricket 🔗🏏 Two hundred million people watched the IPL season opener in Abu Dhabi … more than the Super Bowl audience and not too far off the Champions League final.

‘He returned to what he really was’: Clive James’s daughter on his poetic farewell 🔗 — Excerpt: Ten months before his death last year at the age of 80, Clive James underwent an eight-hour operation to remove a tumour on his face. Already very frail – he had been suffering from leukaemia...

Every time I read Meera Sodha’s column in The Guardian I find things I must cook. My latest quick reminder list:

Slow-cooked marrow borani

Shaoxing and soy braised tofu with pak choi

Chilli cornbread with broccoli

Ugandan rolex

Aperol Spritzing our way through a warm, sunny Saturday afternoon. 😎

David Graeber, anthropologist and author of Bullshit Jobs, dies aged 59 🔗 — Excerpt: David Graeber, anthropologist and anarchist author of bestselling books on bureaucracy and economics including Bullshit Jobs: A Theory and Debt: The First 5,000 Years, has died aged 59.

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