“Summer afternoon…

Summer afternoon - to me these have always been the two most beautiful words in the English language."   Today's Friday Food for Thought is from Henry James (1843 - 1916), author, critic and playwright.  James reputedly made this remark to the novelist Edith Wharton as they sat in the grounds of Bodiam Castle in East…

Making plans for summer

Dear Sam,   Welcome home! Your enticing Postcard from Los Angeles has started me thinking about the holidays, so I think it's time to sign off for our summer break from our regular blog posts for a few weeks, until we're back on September 6th. In the meanwhile, there'll still be plenty for our readers on…