“Snowdrops: Theirs is a fragile but hardy celebration…in the very teeth of winter”

Hello,   Now that we're in  January, we're busy working on our new project and making plans for the blog in 2020. Today we'd like to share with you one of our favourite simple pleasures at this time of year - spotting snowdrops and the first signs that Spring is on its way.  Not surprisingly,…

I want to be happy, But I won’t be happy, Till I make you happy, too

Today's Friday Food for Thought comes from the song I want to be happy, with lyrics by Irving Caesar and music by Vincent Yeomans, who was born on this day  in 1898. It was written in 1925 for the musical No, No, Nanette, which also features the song Tea for Two. It has been performed by, among…

“If you have good thoughts they will shine out of your face like sunbeams…

And you will always look lovely."   Today's Friday Food for Thought is a quote from The Twits by Roald Dahl (1916 - 1990), novelist, children's author, screenwriter and fighter pilot. Did you know? Roald Dahl was named after the Norwegian polar explorer Roald Amundsen. He was born in Llandaff, Wales.  There is a blue plaque on…