A postcard from Rome

Dear Sam,   I hope you've had a good break over the Easter weekend? We spent some of the time doing jobs around the house and I'm still on a mission to clear our clutter , so I was able to use some of your tips for  recycling what you usually can’t - they were very useful! It hasn't been…

A postcard from Liguria

Dear Sam,   I enjoyed reading about the difference the Free Rice game has made to so many children and it was nice to start September with some good news! Boat trips, food and sunshine... For us, since W left school, the autumn has become a time to take a break and, you're quite right that…

Breathing space

Pink lemonade in a glass jug wiht a vase of pink flowers

Dear Sam,   Yes, it certainly has been very hot here, too, so I was grateful for your tip for reviving tired bees .  I needed to put it into action when I found an exhausted bumble bee in our kitchen; I gave it some of the sugar solution on a teaspoon and after a few…

A postcard from Florence

Car on road among trees in Italy

Dear Sam,   Ciao from Florence! We're here for a few days to explore and enjoy some sunshine, good food and gelato.  I'll take your advice and avoid plastic by choosing a cornet in place of a tub! When I go on holiday, I like to take a book that suits the destination, so before we…