“Friendship is born at that moment when one person says to another, ‘What, you too?

I thought I was the only one."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from C.S. Lewis (1898 - 1963), English novelist and academic. His circle of literary friends, known as The Inklings, included J.R.R. Tolkien. They met regularly at the Eagle and Child pub in Oxford, nicknamed the Bird and Baby.   Did you know?…

The little thing that matters most.

Dear Sam,   At the moment here in the UK we're living through the very strange collision of the political point-scoring of an election campaign with preparations for Christmas. So, I couldn't agree with you more that we could do with a little kindness in our lives just now.  As you mentioned, Wednesday this week was World Kindness…

“Autumn is a second spring,

When every leaf is a flower."   Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from Albert Camus (1913 - 1960), French philosopher, author and journalist.   Did you know? The song Autumn Leaves, composed by Joseph Kosma, was originally called Les Feuilles Mortes, with lyrics in French by Jacques Prévert. Since it was written in 1945 it has been recorded…