This isn't quite what I'd planned for my first blog, post #AtoZChallenge, but then life is like that sometimes. I was listening to Classic FM at the weekend, and the overture to Bernstein's Candide came on.  I've loved this piece since the first time I heard it: it has fantastic energy, and like all good … Continue reading Optimism


ZotA – Reflection on the AtoZ challenge

    So here we are at the end of my first AtoZ Challenge and many people’s seventh! This reflection post is, apparently, a time honoured tradition, a way of rounding up the month of April that has been a part of AtoZ since the first Challenge in 2010. Like Gaul, my reflection is divided … Continue reading ZotA – Reflection on the AtoZ challenge