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…

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…