Monthly Archives: November 2016

Day return to Paris

My friend David is a whizz at finding good travel deals.  Who wouldn’t jump at the chance of a £39 return on the Eurostar? Bon, j’ai sauté à l’occasion… Getting up in the dark and cold is never the best thing but as soon as I was at St. Pancras International I could feel the […]

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Hallowe’en 2016

Bonfire night on the 5th November follows fast on the heels of Hallowe’en at the end of October and there are always a few bangs and some stray, early rockets to chase the witches away on their broomsticks. I usually buy packets of coloured ‘haribo’ sweets, which I keep in a bowl by the door […]

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Flower diary for 2016

Flowers are a great comfort.   They don’t make a noise, they don’t complain, you can come and go as you like because they don’t need you and, most of all, they give unstinting pleasure because they have intrinsic beauty. Flowers are also a bridge between science and art.  Many plants are used in the […]

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