Monthly Archives: December 2014

A Winter Walk

We actually had some snow on Boxing Day. The first flakes began to fall in the early evening – very large ones – and within a short while the ground was white. I don’t know at what time it stopped … Continue reading

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What Shall We Do On Boxing Day?

So, today is Boxing Day here in the U.K. – the day after Christmas Day that serves to stretch the holiday out just that little bit longer. The day is a national holiday, which most people traditionally spent with family … Continue reading

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The Yule Log

Yule is the name of the old Winter Solstice festivals in Scandinavia and parts of Northern Europe and dates back to pre-medieval times. Originally, an entire tree would be brought into the house with great ceremony. The log was believed … Continue reading

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Christmas Tree

Long before the advent of Christianity, people celebrated the winter solstice (December 21-22 in the northern hemisphere) with festivals. These were intended to brighten up the darkest time of year and prevent people from sinking into deep depression. They would … Continue reading

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Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award

Sisterhood of the World Bloggers Award is an award that recognises the unique voices of women across the world and I feel quite overwhelmed at having been nominated for it. My blog is relatively ‘young’, and I don’t publish as … Continue reading

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Readers Matter

Originally posted on Creative State of Mind:
We’re all busy, especially this time of the year. It seems we barely have enough time to pick up a book for a few minutes before we go to sleep each night, much…

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To Market, To Market . . .

The beginning of December means one thing to the people in the area in which I live – and I’m not talking about children starting to open their Advent Calendars!  For the past thirty-two years, the first weekend of December … Continue reading

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