Dear Bee, the chocolate was my biggest disappointment.

You and I, we’re food grazers. We like small-and-often, rather than huge-and-infrequent. The problem for you Bee, and was for me: life at home is strictly three meals a day. No snacks, no treats.

So (look away now, Bee, if you don’t want to be shamed), snaffling food when no-one was looking became a guilty pleasure. Continue reading

Dear Bee, do you still believe you are a princess?

I have come across a lovely book called Can A Princess Be A Firefighter? and the author says she wrote it because she was motivated by her granddaughters’ fascination with all things princessey. The book is a poem about dreaming and aspiring to be anything; the girls in the book may not know what the future holds, but they know they are princesses. Continue reading

Dear Bee, don’t give up! (Give away instead.)

Do you know Lent starts this Wednesday (1st March)? Usually everyone knows all about the day before Lent starts, because shops start putting eggs and lemons in prominent places, but Lent itself goes unnoticed.

However, I find it a very special time of year. Continue reading