According to Indian folklore, a family that has a cherry tree in their garden will never lack anything. That’s some wisdom I can get behind, because we are blessed with not one, but three cherry trees on our land in the south of France. What’s more, one of them has just treated us to a shower ...

Chloe and I love it when our Veggie Magnifique activities involve eating, cake, and especially being out and about in Paris and, above all, not being on the computer. Obviously we understand the importance of devices (after all you are reading this on one), but the challenge we, and so many others, face is how do we ...

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When exactly did journalism and accuracy part company? My father is a journalist. He’s been producing watertight news stories with his signature dash of wit for nearly 50 years. I have always been proud of this. To me, his profession conjures up adventure on the front lines, buzzing newsrooms, and, most of all, exacting personal ...

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As counterintuitive as it may sound, I find the best way to get past a conundrum is to leave it alone and go eat a rice cake. Sometimes we need a break to recalibrate our creative cogs, and sometimes conundrums need to breathe. At least in my experience. I had a conundrum this week… I solved ...

“Nothing is more important than reconnecting with your bliss. Nothing is as rich. Nothing is more real.” – Deepak Chopra You said it, Deepak. These days, I’m prioritising bliss. Because now that I know how to find it, why wouldn’t I? My idea of bliss is sitting in the grass with my sweet little family ...

This morning I had a pigeon visitation. I was sitting at my desk, oil pulling and planning my day, when out of nowhere this huge (and honestly, beautiful) bird plopped herself on my windowsill and started pecking at my planter. I don’t think I had ever seen a pigeon so close up, and the truth ...

Who isn’t captivated by spring? That symphony of natural pleasures, rising up like miracles out of the torpid winter soil. The birdsong, the floral explosion of myriad hues, the sound of the breeze in fresh-leaved trees. This week’s video is my love letter to a season that I am more and more enamoured with every ...

Sometimes in life the unexpected happens. For Chloe and me, the “unexpected” usually comes in the form of evil technological vengeance, or… the French Administration. Today it is of the former kind. As in, Chloe’s laptop decided that it wanted to spontaneously combust. Now, in the grand scheme of things, one’s computer dying isn’t that ...

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