History of Valentine’s Day

February 14 is the day we show those special people in our lives how much we truly care. But did you ever wonder why? Who was Saint Valentine? And why is February 14 so special? Well, let’s have a look at the history of Valentine’s day and see if we can find out…

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The Little Green and Red Men of Berlin

  We just got back from a trip to Berlin.  This was my first visit to this city with such a chequered past.  Jeff had business there, but we took a few extra days just to see the sights.  Our hotel was in the eastern part of the city, the part that until 1989 was…

To Catch A Thief

I decided to do something that I knew very little about and had no talent for.  I decided to bake some muffins.  That was more that 30 years ago when I was going to university and living with my flatmate, Mary Jane.  I had a recipe so I just jumped right in without verifying whether…

Happy New Year

Hope everyone is enjoying a lovely holiday season. Jeff and I had a very nice Christmas in London with a friend who came from Nice to visit us. Now my thoughts are turning to those New Year resolutions.  Most of us start a new year full of hope. It is a new beginning, a time…