“Silence is the new luxury” – an exploration of ways in which we can find peace and quiet amidst the busyness of life

a snowy, foggy urban scene across rooftops and trees

"Find those moments where you can quieten your mind and find moments of joy that are just for you. Then you will find silence." ~ Erling Kagge Many years ago, as a member of the BBC Symphony Chorus, I was lucky enough to take part in a festival of music celebrating the work of pioneering…

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Picnics fit for different Queens

"I spy with my little eye, something beginning with cwuh and fuh" says my five year old sister as we sit on the picnic blanket with our mother waiting patiently (or so my memory tells me) for Her Majesty the Queen to arrive in our local seaside town for one of many walkabouts in the…