Changing up Advent

Dear Claire,   I loved your post about little acts of kindness. I was reminded of our Season of Giving post a couple of years ago about a Trader Joe’s children’s advent calendar that suggested a kind deed for every day, with a little chocolate reward tucked behind each door. Advent is upon us again,…

A postcard from Liguria

Dear Sam,   I enjoyed reading about the difference the Free Rice game has made to so many children and it was nice to start September with some good news! Boat trips, food and sunshine... For us, since W left school, the autumn has become a time to take a break and, you're quite right that…

Happy new beginnings

Dear Claire, I hope you had a lovely festive season and that 2018 is off to a good start. We had a very pretty white Christmas here, but it was so cold that some days it literally took your breath away. We still have snow on the ground, with probably more to come. So I…