In praise of bookshops, dear reader….

This morning,  on a crisp walk in the winter sun with my grandson, I called into a local cafe to grab a quick latte, and went outside to wait for it. Directly beside the cafe is a lovely little bookshop, Dear Reader by name, which I have often felt drawn to as I walked by, so today, for the first time, I gave in to temptation and ventured inside – it … Continue reading In praise of bookshops, dear reader….

The allure of Venice – in the words of another …

If you have been following my blog, you will be aware of the impact that the city of Venice had on me during our first visit there last year – ever since, I have struggled to describe the indelible impression it made on me. I have been able to produce only single adjectives – breathtaking, beautiful, colourful, stunning but nothing that truly describes it. By … Continue reading The allure of Venice – in the words of another …

Green with envy and full of admiration ….cycling in Provence

Just a quick alert for those of you who want to cycle in Provence – check out this post on my new favourite blog “Through French Doors” – if you are casual cyclists like my husband and me, it will inspire you and maybe turn you just a little bit green … This  family is living the dream, and reading the post brought back wonderful memories of our far too … Continue reading Green with envy and full of admiration ….cycling in Provence