Winter wellbeing

Dear Sam, Thank you so much for the sunshine and colour in your last post - it was just what I needed on a gloomy January day! Like you, I've been thinking about winter wellbeing and how to maximise health and happiness when the weather is cold and the days are short. I love citrussy scents, too, and…

Breathing space

Pink lemonade in a glass jug wiht a vase of pink flowers

Dear Sam,   Yes, it certainly has been very hot here, too, so I was grateful for your tip for reviving tired bees .  I needed to put it into action when I found an exhausted bumble bee in our kitchen; I gave it some of the sugar solution on a teaspoon and after a few…

Helping a honey bee

Dear Claire,   It was so lovely to see you in Oxford, and I do hope it won’t be too long before we meet again. We were certainly blessed with nice weather that weekend. Since our return here it’s been very hot indeed – and much the same for you, I believe! We’re not the…

Treat the Earth Well

Dear Claire,   Gosh. It's quite sobering to think that even the humble tea bag can contribute to the plastic in our oceans. Blue Planet is also popular in the US and the prevalence of plastic in our world has become quite a topic of conversation here, too. It's all very timely, because this weekend…