I think we need more festivals, not fewer. One of the wonders of living in Canterbury is the practice of so many cycles and celebrations, in many traditions. Where else… read more →
Cold windy weather today after bright blue skies over Christmas. A time to take stock, tidy up a bit, or, if you are the dog, lie flat out on… read more →
We are fast approaching the shortest day. Thank goodness – or at least I do – for the distraction of Christmas and the gift of bright, cold weather in Kent… read more →
photo: Sarah J. Jamieson Here’s a mid-winter, end of millennium poem by Thomas Hardy, The Darkling Thrush. It’s a good one for anyone who feels ‘fervourless’ at this point of… read more →
Christmas Eve, I’m just back from another neighbours’ gathering. Another mince pie. Walking up the road, I see I got off lightly in last night’s storms – there are broken… read more →
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