A Family Thanksgiving

Having originally hoped to be in America for Thanksgiving, before my Father’s health and certain financial issues intervened and we decided to delay our application, I was determined to have a family Thanksgiving with JT and the children. Also it seemed quite authentic to mark the occasion as a European, by turning up to a … More A Family Thanksgiving


Always a big deal for me, I missed this year because of a migraine, luckily a friend came over the following wednesday so that we could carve our pumpkins any way, so I thought I would show case my pumpkins, past and present. 2008 i was in America until just before Halloween and the pumpkins … More Halloween

Hope Springs

One of my favourite times of year, in addition to the obvious festivals like Halloween and Christmas, is the private annual celebration of the first day I can have my coffee outside in the sun. Today is that day. Armed with my coffee, a copy of the Kripalu Cookbook of Gourmet Vegetarian Recipes and the … More Hope Springs