Old friends, new links

5010818475_d39edaccc5_zLast week I met a group of women in a cafe who had been regularly getting together for more than 40 years. They were all in their 70s, enjoying coffee and cake and gossip with each other and a handful of grandchildren. As I apologetically manoeuvred Madeleine's pram past their table, they told me "We understand, that's how we met." Turns out they were all from the same mothers' group and had been friends ever since. Isn't that incredible? It's been a long time since I've shared any links to my writing elsewhere, and I feel like I'm neglecting my old friends, the wonderful websites and publications who support me. Here are some bits and pieces you might enjoy.

Unexpected snail-mail connections

Have you heard of 'slow blogging'?

Amazing (colour!) photographs of Paris a hundred years ago

How to score a business loan (pdf)

What's inside Frida Kahlo's closet?

The nights are long but the years are short

The food of love

Can your business outlive your career?

Dear celebrity, I thought we were friends

(Photo by aftab)