While Mr Blackwell and I enjoy another long hot summer in one of the United States' most beautiful small towns a small - ok, a very small - part of me is missing the New Zealand winter. Specifically, the special qualities that the winter months bring to dates with my husband.
Spike Milligan famously quipped that a sure cure for seasickness is to sit under a tree. Turns out his goonish joke is rooted (heh heh) in physiological and psychological truth. ‘Forest bathing’ – simply being in the presence of trees – is a scientifically proven foil for all kinds of modern-day afflictions.