Winter wellbeing

Dear Sam, Thank you so much for the sunshine and colour in your last post - it was just what I needed on a gloomy January day! Like you, I've been thinking about winter wellbeing and how to maximise health and happiness when the weather is cold and the days are short. I love citrussy scents, too, and…

A helping hand

Dear Sam, How are you?  I've been a bit under the weather with a cold this week and I wanted to thank you for telling me about the TED talks. Being poorly has given me the perfect opportunity to put my feet up and make myself feel better by listening to the inspirational speakers. In…

Ideas to change the world

Dear Claire. I’m glad you had a happy trip to Italy, and thanks so much for the link to Librivox. What a nice volunteer opportunity. I think it’s a fantastic goal to make all public domain literature free and accessible to everyone. It’s interesting that you should ask what’s on my Fall reading or listening…

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…