Hello dear reader,

Here's today's quote:

"We must plant the sea and herd its animals using the sea as farmers instead of hunters. That is what civilization is all about - farming replacing hunting."

- Jacques Yves Cousteau

And... I have some rather big news! On the first Saturday next month (5th of March, between 9 and 1:30 PM, to be exact), I will be at Rode Hall Farmers Market. If you'd like a signed copy of my newest book, or if you'd simply like to say 'Hello!', I'd love to see you there.

There will be around 60 stalls or more with delicious produce and other creative bits and bobs made by other people, so plenty of fun to be had, even if the weather might be cold. If you're looking for something to do that day, maybe this is it? The snowdrops might still be in bloom (they organize a snowdrop walk every year there, as well as a bluebell walk, later on in the season).

I first visited Rode Hall on the 29th of February 2020, just before my birthday, and it was a great experience. The Daphne Bholua was still in bloom and its perfume was divine - I hope to sense it again this year. Below you can see a photo of me standing by the gorgeous bush. I hope to see you there!


Best wishes,