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If you’re a regular visitor to Standard Issue, you won’t need telling that we’re lucky enough to have a cracking team of contributors who we love dearly. We thought it was about time we let them introduce themselves properly. Everyone wave at Julia Raeside, please.

Getting to know you… Julia Raeside

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It's time to test the grey matter again: this week, can you recognise the country from a sketched outline?

The Midweek Quiz

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Hoovering: The Reliance, more like the resplendence

QUESTION OF THE MONTH
Which TV programme would you choose to be trapped in forever?
Hannah Dunleavy
King of the Hill. Hank and I could just mow lawns together and never have to talk about our feelings or bodily functions.
Jane Hill
Broadchurch. As long was there wasn’t any murdering, because it’s a beautiful place with a nice beach.
Sam Wonfor
The West Wing. My pedometer wouldn’t know what had hit it.
Claire Goodwin
Bitsa. Surrounded by strings and things and Bitsa glue. I could do whatever I wanted to do. .
Gabby Hutchinson-Crouch
Star Trek: The Next Generation. I’d work at the bar.
Margaret Cabourn-Smith
Jam and Jerusalem – surrounded by idyllic pubs, funny women and scones.
Daisy Leverington
The X-Files. Spending forever in a Mulder/Scully sandwich and wearing a flasher mac sounds ace.
Nadia Kamil
CLEARLY GBBO. Never-ending summer in a lovely British garden, with Mel & Sue. And obviously all the cakes & bread hats and that.
Sarah Ledger
I dream Friends is real and I’m one of them: firing off perfect one-liners & meeting for coffee in Central Perk. Sad, I know.
Cal Wilson
Antiques Roadshow. I’d just be bringing any old rubbish in: “I got this net off my oranges, is it worth anything?”