After we came back from England in the middle of January if was well over a week before we saw a full day of sunshine, so winter sadness was getting a distinct possibility. Houses with stone floors can never be described as cozy unless a huge amount of heating is applied. I hear the cries […]

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Now the days are getting longer there are some definite signs of spring. Trees and shrubs are starting to develop buds, the weeds are growing strongly and the birds are singing. But most noticeable is the mimosa, which in this part of the world is a cash crop, and dotted about the hillsides are brilliant […]

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