Taste a little sunshine

Dear Claire,   Happy New Year! We had a lovely winter break and I hope you did too. We were lucky enough to spend some time in the southwest of Florida, also known as the sunshine state - and warm and sunny it was too. Just the tonic, as now we’re back up north with…

Happy Holidays

Dear Sam, Mmm, the roast chestnuts  you were telling me about sound very tempting - I will add them to my Christmas shopping list!  Your post started me thinking about all the delicious aromas that we associate with Christmas and it's also one of the themes of a book I've been reading lately, Nigel Slater's The Christmas…

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…