Buffalove!

Dear Claire,   Happy Valentine’s Day! I hope you are enjoying the little heart I sent you from Stitch Buffalo. I’m so inspired by this organization: I think it is such a lovely example of sharing love and community. This is from their website: Stitch Buffalo began with the simple desire to gather and create.…

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 –…

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…

A word in your ear

Dear Sam, I'm really pleased to hear you had a good time in Italy - so did we! We're just back from Sicily and I enjoyed playing Free Rice to pass the time while we were travelling. I think it's a great idea to combine a game with such a good cause, so thank you for…

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…