There is just something so special about coffee

There is just something so special about coffee. How can this rather beautiful hot drink made from the roasted ground bean-like seed of a tropical shrub invoke feelings of the giving of affection, calm solitude and reflection and the coming together of loved ones in a social setting? Everyone knows a roasted coffee bean, but…

The beautiful pearl ring that paved the way forward for future generations

I attended my niece Evelyn’s christening a few weeks ago. I remember sitting in the church feeling excited and full of hope for her in years to come. Evelyn is a delight and her incredibly big eyes make us all want to hold her when she is with us for family occasions. We literally fight…

Sharing Sicilian Ricotta Cannoli with Inspirational Women

Today is the launch of my first blog post - thank you for stopping by. It also just happens to be my birthday this week - which I love to celebrate every year. Having a birthday party sounds rather ‘over the top’ for this ‘40 something year old’ and as I sent out the invites…