The Story of my 2016

I suspect most of us will be glad to see the back of 2016. Although, with a lunatic in charge of the White House, and no credible plan to implement our departure from the EU, I’m not sure how much calmer 2017 is going to be. Still, for us, 2016… View Post

What’s your Sound of Happy?

  Hands down, the best way to capture a memory sometimes is to close your eyes. This summer, we spent a lot of time in Scotland and Canada. We were mostly on the water, and the sound of gulls and the ocean waves in the morning – that’s my sound… View Post

Five Christmas Dinner Tips for Lazy Cooks

Stressed out at the prospect of preparing a Christmas Dinner for the family? Don’t be. My firm belief¬†about Christmas is that it’s a time for stealing all the kids’ toys. If you’re up to your eyeballs in the kitchen, how you can you build that LEGO set or try to… View Post

When does it feel like Christmas?

The festive season arrives gradually in our house. It’s a series of moments, over days and weeks, that makes me feel like, “Oh, now it’s Christmas.”¬† Certainly, it’s not a case of popping up a tree on December 1st, and that’s it – we’re feeling festive. Our Christmas build-up starts… View Post