Happy Thanksgiving

Dear Claire,   We had our first snowfall here a couple of days ago – the perfect moment for your warming, spicy apple cider. Thank you for the recipe! I’m looking forward to Thanksgiving. With everything that’s been going on in the world of late, I think it’s more important than ever for each of…

Helping a honey bee

Dear Claire,   It was so lovely to see you in Oxford, and I do hope it won’t be too long before we meet again. We were certainly blessed with nice weather that weekend. Since our return here it’s been very hot indeed – and much the same for you, I believe! We’re not the…

A postcard from Oxford

Oxford City Radcliffe Camera

Dear Claire, Just a quick post today because I am on my way to see you in person! I’m so happy to be  coming back to Oxford – looking forward to pubs and meadows and window boxes and reunions with old friends. And most of all, I can’t wait to share some wonderful time with […]

Spring planting!

Dear Claire,   I hope you had a wonderful trip to Florence - full of good food and wine and sunshine! I’m happy to say the sun is out here now, and spring has finally sprung. It’s lovely to be able to get outside, walk in the park and breathe in the fresh air –…