Merry Christmas!

Merry Christmas!

You were up bright and early (or the kids were), you’ve had Bucks Fizz for breakfast and the presents are opened, the cats are having a great time in the discarded wrapping paper, and Christmas lunch is in the oven. It’s Christmas, and you absolutely...
The joy of the penpal

The joy of the penpal

The Penpal! I had loads of of them as a teen in the late 80s and early 90s. Letter writing was the way to stay in touch with friends that it was just impossible to meet up with. So there were new friends from a regional Guide camp (who lived just the wrong side of the...
Can you put Autumn in an envelope?

Can you put Autumn in an envelope?

  There's something about autumn days. The nip of cool air in the morning makes me smile in a way that the warm caress of a summer day didn't. Maybe because we expect the weather in this part of the world to be cool and maybe a bit dull. Summer weather...