Picked from their thorny green stems, the flowers have a distinct smell of coconut.  Photograph: Getty Images

(...) their thorny green stems, the flowers have a distinct smell of coconut. Collecting them, I try and(...)

A picture provided by Twitter user @jeromegarot shows a wildfire raging through the town of Fort McMurray, Canada. Photograph: Jerome Garot/EPA/Twitter.com

(...), evacuees scrambled to find fuel and a place to sleep as ash rained down upon the roads and the smell of(...)

I’m reading less because I’m dicking about on social media too much, or reading comment pieces online and having mild, irrelevant outrages about them, or drinking, or collapsing in front of the sofa and watching TV. Whatever I’m doing too much of, it certainly isn’t reading

(...) out of 10, totally taken in by the feel and the smell of them, I take them home and find, in the cold(...)

Laois’s Donie Kingston: “It’s a big thing to get them out of Croke Park and I think it should have been done before this year.” Photograph: Donall Farmer/Inpho

Relegation hangs on a team like a bad smell unless and until someone comes to air the place out(...)

Tubridy sitting beneath a smock as Margaret Curran applies his make-up. “This is one of my least favourite things,”

(...). “Ah, the smell of chalk in the classroom,” says Masterson. Masterson is quite good at expressing(...)

Frances McDonald in the Bay Garden, surrounded by Tulip ‘Golden Apeldoorn’ and T. ‘Apeldoorn Elite’. Photograph: Richard Johnston

(...) day I visited, their sweet, peppery smell drifted on the warm spring air, a nostalgic reminder of the(...)

The fact that ghee – which, to be clear, is actually clarified butter – had the same name as a Dublin slang word for a certain female body part never made any odds to my brother.

(...) and boil it until it gets all foamy and the house starts to smell like a shortbread factory(...)

Reinhold Hanning: the 94-year-old  SS concentration camp guard during his trial in the western German city of Detmold. Photograph: Bernd Thissen/EPA

(...) corpses were taken back and forth or moved out. I could smell the burning bodies; I knew corpses were(...)

Jacqueline Oglesby and Rachel Purcell: “Our family is in it for the long haul.” photograph: barry mccall

The Petalwell is a portable, rechargeable device which uses heat technology to disperse natural essential oils for use in a therapeutic setting or for(...)

Amanda Jennings: I always speak to professionals to check any facts in my books. In my latest book I spoke to two policemen, two solicitors, a psychiatrist, a doctor and a librarian at the British Library. I also ask Twitter. Twitter can be invaluable for advice and information!

(...) love the feel of the pages and the weight of them. And the smell, of course. I’m one of those people(...)