Respect your elders!

Respect your elders!

We all know that elderflowers are the perfect ingredient for a delicious cordial, but did you know that they’re also believed to ward off witches — or to attract fairies? There are dozens of myths and legends surrounding the elder, its berries and its flowers. Over the years, they’ve been used in medicines to treat […]

The etiquette of thank-you

The etiquette of thank-you

As we all know, it’s far lovelier to give gifts than to receive, and one of the things that makes it so delightful is seeing the pleasure and gratitude on the face of your loved one as they open their gift. If you’ve been lucky enough to receive some lovely gifts this Christmas, don’t forget […]