Spring Ice Flowers.

Spring Ice Flowers.

I first had the idea of making an Ice Medallion after reading a post on the Willowday blog. This great craft and family blog is written by Gina, who lives in Sweden, as she says:  … between the sea and the city, with my eclectic Swedish-American-French family of...
Feeling Blue? Go For A Blue Walk!

Feeling Blue? Go For A Blue Walk!

I think we are all aware these days that going for regular walks, where ever, is good for us, both physically and mentally. It’s very easy for me to get off my backside go for my two daily walks as I have a large dog, who will not let me off the hook, especially...
Do You Shinrin Yoku?

Do You Shinrin Yoku?

Some years ago I started a book club with a few English-speaking locals, who have now become great friends. We named the club The Montainville Literary Society, after the book The Guernsey Literary and Potato Peel Pie Society by  Mary Ann Shaffer and Annie Barrows,...
I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

I Do Like To Be Beside The Sea.

Do you know anyone who does not enjoy sitting near a fountain, a river, the sea? I certainly don’t. Although my skin, if unprotected, burns within ten minutes in the summer sun, I would love to live by the seaside or failing that  near a river or lake. My husband and...
Listen While You Walk ….

Listen While You Walk ….

One of my all time favourite books is: Romancing The Ordinary by Sarah Ban Breathnach. It is a month by month celebration of simple splendour, such as the tiny drops of dew on this head of cow parsley. I recently read the chapter The Listening Walk, in which the...

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