Vacances en Europe

Arrived back in England on Friday to find my 80-year old parents practicing their Italian, in readiness for our vacation in Sicily next week. Spent the weekend in Cambridge with my sister and her family; roller blading,  zip lining, Segway-ing around a local forest and baking cakes. My polenta, grapefruit, orange, honey and marscapone cake-…

Memories of England

Sorting through boxes at my parents house, we found lots of old photos like this one from their wedding in 1957 Poets Sylvia Plath and Ted Hughes used to live on my sister’s street in Newnham, Cambridge. An old Victorian street lamp at the end of a long lane nearby inspired  CS Lewis’s description of…