Christmas

Advent Thought For The Day: 19

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December 19th: Who will buy my lovely mistletoe? On three Tuesdays leading up to Christmas, an auction of holly, mistletoe and freshly-made wreaths is […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 18

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December 18th: In a Pickle Just when I am tempted to imagine I know everything there is to know about Christmas, along comes a […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 17

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December 17th: A Tale of Christmas Past When it comes to Christmas celebrations, two characters from the Victorian era can be thanked for introducing […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 16

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December 16th: Sea Air and Sunshine Last night it blew a hoolie. I know because I had to go out in it to collect […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 15

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December 15th: Poinsettia On at least five occasions this month I have strayed over to the fresh flower section at my local supermarket, picked […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 14

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December 14th: Keep Dancing I’m now comfortably over the halfway point in my advent adventure. As is my wont, I blundered into it without […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 13

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December 13th: The Trouble with Tinsel Invented in Nuremberg in the early 17th Century, tinsel predates most other forms of Christmas decoration, including glass […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 12

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December 12th: Caroling, caroling We learn them at school, we sing them once or twice a year and recall them for life, the first […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 11

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December 11th: Evergreen My garden goes into limbo during December. It’s trapped somewhere between autumn and winter, quivering in a chilled green aspic. All […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 10

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December 10th: State of the Nation What a pickle our country is in. We wanted out of Europe (well, some of us did), now […]

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Advent thought For The Day: 9

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December 9th: A Load of Baubles Most of us have a very casual attitude towards Christmas baubles. We buy them in tubs, boxes or […]

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Advent Thought For The Day: 8

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December 8th: Deck The Halls This weekend many of us will be putting up our Christmas tree. Those that could not bear to wait […]

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