The season of giving

Dear Claire, Happy Advent! I can hardly believe we are into December. Thanks so much for all those gift ideas. What wonderful ways to do some good - and extremely handy for me, as I haven’t even begun my Christmas shopping yet! One thing I did buy, though, was a children's Advent calendar. It's from…

Kids and kindness

Dear Claire.   Happy summer! I  think this is the week when the children break up from school in the UK, though they've been out here for a few weeks already. Which means we're at that moment when, after those first heady days of the holidays, comes a question that I'm sure you'll recall: 'What…