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…

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…

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…