Johanna Derry

Johanna Derry

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I write and edit, consult on content for brands, and run a true storytelling night

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Hygge: Find happiness by living the Danish way - The Early Hour

Hygge: the buzzword this autumn, as a series of books have been published in celebration of the Danish way of living. But why are they so much happier?...

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Breakfast From Around the World - The Early Hour

We know breakfast is important, but what do people in Singapore eat for breakfast? Or in Nigeria, France or Russia? We decided to find out......

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Oliver Jeffers on art, New York and fatherhood - The Early Hour

Johanna Derry interviews the Brooklyn-based artist Oliver Jeffers – asking what differentiates children’s books from adult picture books, …...

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Jam, Chutney, Pickles: Preserving a Tradition - The Early Hour

"Instead of plain strawberry jam, I make strawberry and Pimm’s jam. I think about what will either compliment the flavours or contrast with them..."...

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The Undiscovered Food of Central Asia - The Early Hour

The co-author of Samarkand, a cookbook inspired by the food of Central Asia, Eleanor Ford is a keen traveller and food writer......

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Butter: It Doesn't Get Better Than This - The Early Hour

Grant Harrington, who's worked in Michelin-starred kitchens around the globe, talks mornings and butter with The Early Hour......

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Moving Abroad: Laura Amiss, Holland - The Early Hour

For the second in our series on moving abroad, Johanna Derry speaks to artist and mother-of-three Laura Amiss about leaving the UK for Holland......

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Moving Abroad: Gillian Harvey, rural France - The Early Hour

Johanna Derry speaks to families about moving abroad, to discuss the cultural differences. First up: mum-of-five Gillian Harvey, living in rural France...

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Outdoor Play: 50 Things To Do Before You’re 11¾ - The Early Hour

Swallows and Amazons shows the beauty of outdoor play - sailing, camping, building fires. We ask the National Trust why children spend less time outdoors......

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Kids and Instagram: What Should be Filtered? - The Early Hour

Is it ok to photograph your kids and Instagram the pictures? Should they have a say? Johanna Derry asks five popular 'Instamums'......

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Raising Bilingual Children: The Pros, The Cons, The Myths - The Early Hour

Do bilingual children have delayed language development? Is it better to become fluent in one language first? What does bilingualism actually mean?...

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About - The Early Hour

The Early Hour is an online culture and lifestyle magazine, with articles and interviews published daily at 5am; for the early risers...

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Moving Abroad: Sheona Gillespie, Germany - The Early Hour

Third in our Moving Abroad series, Johanna Derry asks Sheona Gillespie, originally from the UK, how she's found it raising two teenage girls in Germany...

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The Early Hour - Page 3 of 55 - Online culture & lifestyle magazine with articles published at 5am - for the early risers

Online culture & lifestyle magazine with articles published at 5am - for the early risers...

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Early Riser: Justin Gellatly, BreadAhead Bakery - The Early Hour

We talk baking with early riser and co-founder of BreadAhead Bakery, Justin Gellatly... And by 'early rising' - we mean 4am starts......