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by Sophie Hansen
5 Things to be Cheerful About

5 Things to be Cheerful About with Skye McAlpine


Skye’s 5 things

  1. COOKING The Pauper’s Cookbook by Jocasta Innes …”it’s bought me a lot of joy! She talks you through every step, it’s like a friend telling you how to cook.” Also, Niki Segnit’s Flavour Thesaurus.
  2. LISTENING ”I’ve also become completely obsessed with needlepoint during lockdown. It’s incredibly therapeutic and soothing. I spend so much time on my phone, a lot of it is work but lot of is thoughtless, mindless scrolling. But I find if I do my needlepoint, my mind switches off and my hands are busy so I’m not tempted to check my phone. And while I’m doing that, my dream situation is to sit, do my needlepoint and listen to an audio book. Have listened to all the Nancy Mitford books but currently loving Evelyn Waugh’s Brideshead Revisited read by Jeremy Irons.
  3. WATCHING Like everyone else, I’m watching The Crown and loving it! The sets, the music, the costumes, the story. All so good.
  4. READING The Light Years by Elizabeth Jane Howard (the first in the Cazalet Series).
  5. DOING Long phone calls while taking long walks. “I’d forgotten how lovely and peaceful a long phone call can be. I feel like because texting was so easy, we got out of the habit of doing this”


Episode 1

Season 1

by Sophie Hansen