20 May 2020

Lockdown: At Home - Lorna and Simon

What’s your name and what do you do?

We’re Lorna and Simon, I’m a chef @tacacucina and he’s a photographer @photosbysi

Who lives in your home?

We do, along with our little ray of sunshine, Isla Mae

How would you describe your home?

It’s a cosy, peaceful place, filled with books and a lot of jars of marmalade

What have you enjoyed about your home during the lockdown?

Getting to spend more time here together, I have been busy in the kitchen and Isla Mae likes to potter around doing her thing until she gets bored and then convinced Simon to go for an alley wander

Is there a DIY job you've got round to that you're proud of?

I took a hammer to the concrete around the old oil pipe that ran around our back yard (the house was already converted to gas when we moved in so it’s been there a while) - I had no idea how much it had annoyed me until it was gone!

If you could change anything about your home, what would it be?

I would love one extra room (wouldn’t everyone!) but it’s not enough reason for us to move, we love our home and our street too much!

What’s the most recent thing you’ve bought for your home?

A painting by a favourite artist of mine, Anna Mac. I am so excited for it to arrive. We also bought a Hay Hee lounge chair from Maven a couple of weeks ago for our yard and it is my favourite place to take a break from the kitchen (often with an Isla Mae perched beside me)

What’s been your go-to meal in the last few weeks?

On a Friday we love to get fresh pasta from Olivia Rae (, it is exquisitely delicious. The rest of the week it’s probably pasta, peas, Parmesan, olive oil and dukkah (a combination of Isla Mae’s favourite foods)

Is there anything you’ve started to do during lockdown that you’d like to continue as ‘normality’ resumes?

I’d like to continue to expand tacacucina, I have so many ideas! Simon would like to keep doing breathing sessions with Brian (@breathingproject on Instagram)


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