Well here we are again, recovering from the festive season at the end of another unusual year. Probably, in some ways at least, not the year that most of us had planned. So it might seem strange that I bring up New Year’s resolutions. Because imagine how many were bent or broken in March of 2020…

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For my part, I’m viewing September with a burst of optimism and new energy!  We’re heading in to Autumn, my favourite season and always a time of terrestrial change.  When the slow cooker emerges from the back of the cupboard for soups and stews and we’re lucky enough to see our arboreal village transform in…

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“Joy is in the simple things”; a well-known mantra reminding us of the wholesome notion that ultimate happiness is most easily achieved through basic means.  Notwithstanding the fact that we’re all interpreting this concept through our own personal paradigm, it’s universally accepted that ‘simple things’ translate as experiences rather than possessions.  In the words of…

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