Now and Then


  Once, when I was a little girl, I decided to hide under the kitchen table. I’m not sure what spurred me to do it. I suppose it looked like a good possibility for a fort. I crawled under and pulled the chairs in, folded my knees to my chest, and waited to see what […]



I have successfully crossed the great Atlantic again. Settling in to a Michigan autumn. Learning to be an American again (though does one ever really forget?). Grey is gray, humour is humor and people give you strange looks when you bellow ‘hiya!!’ on entering a shop. I’ve been watching a lot of sunsets, and making […]

Glad Tidings


Merriest wishes to you all. Our Christmas was lovely – it featured a morning walk on the beach to observe the traditional Christmas morning swim (I am not a brave enough soul for that!); a goose; a flaming Christmas pudding with a holly sprig stuck in the top  and a table full of new friends. I […]