January: quiet as a mouse

In January the Clapton Pot doors were kept shut. It’s been a great year, but change is ahead, and the Clapton Pot will be back in February. I leave you with this little mouse: at 7 years old I was

January: quiet as a mouse

In January the Clapton Pot doors were kept shut. It’s been a great year, but change is ahead, and the Clapton Pot will be back in February. I leave you with this little mouse: at 7 years old I was

December: doing what neighbours do best

The December Clapton Pot was kept in the family – so to speak, as I like to call my neighbours my London family. Over the years we’ve had numerous dinners together, inside and outside regardless of temperatures, drank far too

December: doing what neighbours do best

The December Clapton Pot was kept in the family – so to speak, as I like to call my neighbours my London family. Over the years we’ve had numerous dinners together, inside and outside regardless of temperatures, drank far too

November: books and cooks

Finding myself without a co-host at short notice, I called upon my long-time Clapton friend Eleanor to give me a hand and save my sanity. Eleanor is the owner of Pages of Hackney, our wonderful local bookshop which I urge

November: books and cooks

Finding myself without a co-host at short notice, I called upon my long-time Clapton friend Eleanor to give me a hand and save my sanity. Eleanor is the owner of Pages of Hackney, our wonderful local bookshop which I urge

October: winter is coming!

Autumn has got to be the best time of the year. I’m not sure if it’s the early nights or the windy days or perhaps it’s the fall foliage and the shedding leaves. It’s the time of year we most associate

October: winter is coming!

Autumn has got to be the best time of the year. I’m not sure if it’s the early nights or the windy days or perhaps it’s the fall foliage and the shedding leaves. It’s the time of year we most associate

September: all together great

September’s a big month at the Clapton Pot: both Diana and I have our birthdays within days of each other, and we are practically twins! Oddly we didn’t quite managed to celebrate together… until our Clapton Pot dinner. And what

September: all together great

September’s a big month at the Clapton Pot: both Diana and I have our birthdays within days of each other, and we are practically twins! Oddly we didn’t quite managed to celebrate together… until our Clapton Pot dinner. And what

August: watermelon & mellow

We thought we had it all sussed: our menu was fairly simple but full of lush delicious summer ingredients, we had started cooking early, and I even had time for a cup of tea mid-afternoon. But somehow before we could

August: watermelon & mellow

We thought we had it all sussed: our menu was fairly simple but full of lush delicious summer ingredients, we had started cooking early, and I even had time for a cup of tea mid-afternoon. But somehow before we could

July: picnic in!

At the beginning of the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED video, The Danger of a Single Story, she talks about being an early reader of British and American children’s books and an early writer of stories with characters who “talked a

July: picnic in!

At the beginning of the Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie’s TED video, The Danger of a Single Story, she talks about being an early reader of British and American children’s books and an early writer of stories with characters who “talked a