“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…

Do the little things

Dear Sam,   Yes, I love my heart from Stitch Buffalo, thank you very much!  I hope you had a happy Valentine's day, too?  It so happens that today is another notable date here, so this time I'm able to wish you a happy St David's Day.     As you know, Wales' patron saint's day…

Happy Holidays

Dear Sam, Mmm, the roast chestnuts  you were telling me about sound very tempting - I will add them to my Christmas shopping list!  Your post started me thinking about all the delicious aromas that we associate with Christmas and it's also one of the themes of a book I've been reading lately, Nigel Slater's The Christmas…