Reading Matters: Warming the Stone Child

“Whenever there is adoption, there is its corollary, abandonment” Meredith Resnick, Psychology Today This sound book ( I can find no written word copy) is extraordinarily powerful for those of us ready to listen. Depth When we drop a small pebble into the river, the smooth, unspectacular surface penetrates down, down, down beneath the surface…

The Weekend Matters: Pink Grapefruit, Lemon and Raspberry Punch

(In which the writer finds Alice Oswald, makes peace with Graham Norton, draws together her family and celebrates the end of the kitchen project) Summer Tea Party Saturday dawned, breezy and bright and we hoped against hope the rain would hold off. Well it’s England and its summer and it didn’t but somehow, it didn’t…