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...
Why walking is best for letter writers

Why walking is best for letter writers

It seems that days all too often require one to get in a car or on the bus to go and spend time doing something useful and productive. Now it’s lovely to spend a day being usefully busy. To lose yourself in the flow of activity and enjoy a glow of satisfaction...

A walk alone

The bright sunshine this week has encouraged me to leave my desk and enjoy a lunchtime stroll. I know I should do it more often in the winter but it’s often more tempting to stay inside where it’s warm with a book to transport me to somewhere else. Even in...
Preparing to embrace Spring

Preparing to embrace Spring

It hasn’t been a particularly cold winter but it feels like it’s been going on for a long time. Maybe it’s simply because we’ve been waiting for a massive drop in temperature and heavy snow and it hasn’t yet arrived. Now there’s a...

My sensible September

Autumn has always been my favourite season. It's the comfort of a return to routine. The opportunity to enjoy the last of summer mixed while anticipating the months ahead. Cooler mornings but lunchtimes warm enough to read by the river. Like a mix of summer fruits...

Summer delights – what did you get up to?

It’s been a busy, busy month and as the days turn into weeks and months, and suddenly it’s September and feeling distinctly autumnal, I thought I’d do a quick roundup of some of our summer adventures… We had decadent breakfasts in Giraffe… found wallpaper patterned...