The season of giving

Dear Claire, Happy Advent! I can hardly believe we are into December. Thanks so much for all those gift ideas. What wonderful ways to do some good - and extremely handy for me, as I haven’t even begun my Christmas shopping yet! One thing I did buy, though, was a children's Advent calendar. It's from…

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…

Language lessons

Dear Sam,   Welcome home! I hope you had a fantastic time in Italy? I know you’d been learning some Italian before your holiday - did you get a chance to try it out? Following your good example, we’ve also just booked a short trip to Italy later this year, so I've been brushing up…