Resistance to the power of flowers if futile.  There is something about how they can cheer you up even on a grey day, it's hard to be sad looking at flowers.I'm sitting here writing this as the weather veers between pouring rain and bright sunshine...

One of the greatest joys of being a member of the Perrier Jouet Arts Salon is getting to know the other members, they're all very distinguished people and also a lot of fun.So I'm starting a series over the next few months introducing the other...

It seems myth and legend are undecided about owls, some think they are the harbingers of misfortune and death (Shakespeare and the Romans) and some that they are wise, sacred and a good omen (mostly the ancient Greeks).I'm mostly on the side of the good,...

During our recent trip to Madrid we were lucky enough to be there during Semana Santa.  This is a very special time in Spain, where they have processions and other celebrations.  They take Easter very seriously.I love it, being brought up a Cathlolic (though long...

    

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