My kefir Christmas

My kefir Christmas

The year I was 15, my father, Ralph, gave me for Christmas a small jar containing strange white curds. He said it was a yoghurt bug. But it wasn’t like any yoghurt bug I’d ever seen. It wasn’t the kind of present Dad usually gave me. He was great at choosing gifts for...
Living with Alice in Wonderland

Living with Alice in Wonderland

Most people think Alice in Wonderland is an amusing story for kids. But it’s never been that for me, thanks to the name my parents gave me. For many years there was no love lost between me and that other Alice. But I’ve warmed to her. I’ve been inspired to write about...