St. Valentine’s Day is almost upon us, but how many of us think about it beyond the giving and receiving of cards and gifts? The origins of this celebration are fairly sketchy and there are a few theories put forward. The one I favour is that this day has its origin in the Roman festivalContinue reading “ST. VALENTINE’S DAY.”


I had a lovely one at the beginning of this month. My youngest daughter sent me these beautiful flowers. The reason? A package had been delivered a few days before, addressed to me, but it turned out to be for my eldest daughter. I was saying later that day how excited I had felt onContinue reading “SURPRISES”