“Snowdrops: Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration…in the very teeth of winter”

Hello,   Now that we're in  January, we're busy working on our new project and making plans for the blog in 2020. Today we'd like to share with you one of our favourite simple pleasures at this time of year - spotting snowdrops and the first signs that Spring is on its way.  Not surprisingly,…

How to recycle what you usually can’t

Dear Claire, I discovered something interesting the other day. April being Earth month, there’s a lot in the news about recycling and reusing – especially reusing, now that the market for recyclables is so unpredictable and given how much energy it takes to recycle something. This reminded me of some of our tips about spring-cleaning…