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…

Chestnuts and paper chains

Dear Claire   I'm roasting chestnuts as I write - no better tradition at this time of year, when December is almost  upon us, the lights are twinkling in the windows and the snow is flurrying. I do miss the chestnut sellers on English street corners and their little blackened paper bags of steaming hot…

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…

A success story

Dear Claire,   Happy September! I hope you’ve had a nice break over the summer. We’ve been very busy so it’s almost a relief that it’s back-to-school time…. I saw a back-to-school post on Facebook today from Free Rice. Funnily enough it’s just about a year since we wrote our own post about about Free…