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Louise Candlish

Louise Candlish: The Onset of Winter

Louise Candlish: The Onset of Winter

Novelist and SW Resident columnist Louise Candlish muses on the simple pleasures of the colder months… If I were a multimillionaire, I would be one of those ones about whom people say: ‘Well, you’d never know by looking at her.’ That is to say I am quite scruffy. I’ve never been a shopper, never understood […]

Louise Candlish on the trials and tribulations of pancake day

LOUISE CANDLISH: THE PANCAKE DAY STRUGGLE IS REAL

Novelist and SW Resident columnist Louise Candlish flips out about Pancake Day – 13 years of motherhood, and those delicious spheres of batter continue to elude her…

Caffe del Bar sources Italian coffee for delivery

LOUISE CANDLISH ON COFFEE IN LONDON

SW Resident columnist Louise Candlish explains why she thinks London coffee now rivals notoriously tasty Italian brews…

London suburbs

LONDON’S LESSER-KNOWN SUBURB ‘LIME PARK’

I’ve used real neighbourhoods before and it’s got me into a spot of bother.

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LOUISE CANDLISH: ‘YOU MEAN YOU DON’T HAVE A STARBUCKS’ NAME?’

Author and SW resident magazine columnist Louise Candlish on the lure of the Starbucks Pumpkin Spice Latte

Switch off your laptop, it's time for a digital cleanse

LOUISE CANDLISH: IT’S TIME FOR A DIGITAL CLEANSE

What would you do without access to the internet at home? SW resident columnist Louise Candlish tries to encourage traditional, family fun without WiFi in her South West London home  ‘We’ve got no internet,’ Andrew announces one rain-lashed Saturday morning. ‘I think it will be down all weekend.’ ‘That’s a catastrophe,’ says our daughter, born […]

Paul Hollywood and Mary Berry present the Great British Bake Off on BBC1

WHAT WOULD BAKE OFF’S MARY BERRY DO?

As The Great British Bake Off sends the nation giddy with excitement, SW resident columnist Louise Candlish considers presenter Mary Berry’s cool credentials  After surrendering heart, soul and stomach to sport this past summer, we all deserve, I think, a return to the far less real brand of reality TV that is The Great British Bake Off. No […]

Sandwiches

LOUISE CANDLISH’S GRIPE WITH A SOUTH LONDON SANDWICH SHOP

I thought I had made my peace with it. I thought I understood the excellent reasons why it had come to be so. But I’m afraid this business of waiters not writing down orders has begun to trouble me again. When the trend took off, years ago, I overcame my Larry David tendencies by positioning […]

Ostriches

WHY YOU SHOULD NEVER WORK WITH ANIMALS

SW Resident columnist and author Louise Candlish tells a funny tale about two trips to the zoo

La Venise Verte

LOUISE CANDLISH VISITS LA VENISE VERTE

SW Resident columnist Louise Candlish takes a cruise on her family holiday in France… One of the surest signs of ageing is a loss of cynicism regarding cruise holidays. I don’t mean those floating care homes aboard which nonagenarians breathe their last into a plate of Mississippi Mud Pie after one buffet too many – […]

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