As much as I love Christmas, and I do love Christmas, not for any overtly religious reasons so I can only put it down to happy childhood memories which have lasted to this day, I must admit that for the last twenty years or so I have come to dislike the days leading up to … Continue reading Merrie Knew Year.
It’s the most wonderful time… isn’t it?
"A man doesn't get in a situation like this every day." George Bailey, It's A Wonderful Life. No, not every day, not every week, month nor year. Every other year though? At the end of December 2020 our central heating boiler broke down, we were without heating and hot water for almost a week. That … Continue reading It’s the most wonderful time… isn’t it?
Nine days old.
Pease pudding hot, Pease pudding cold, Pease pudding in the pot, nine days old. Some like it hot, some like it cold, Some like it in the pot, nine days old. Pease pudding, and please, none of your pease or peas porridge; pease pudding for me please. I like it hot or cold or even … Continue reading Nine days old.
Christmas present participle
The Church of England and English Heritage are both calling for people to leave their Christmas lights on, beyond the traditional "take 'em down" date of Twelfth Night in a bid to brighten the dark winter days during this lockdown. I, for one, agree with them. Bad luck or no, I've always thought it makes … Continue reading Christmas present participle
A Christmas passed.
On the 22nd of December 2020, we had the central heating boiler serviced, it passed with flying colours; "Everything's fine." said the service engineer. And why not? The boiler's only a few years old for goodness sake. On the evening of 30th December, the boiler began to make what I can only describe as gurgling … Continue reading A Christmas passed.
So there it was, Merry Christmas…
I'm not a Christian, In fact I don't subscribe to any "religion"; I like the idea of religion, that is to say religion fascinates me but I couldn't in all honesty say that I "believe" in any of the manifestations of "God" or other gods and goddesses.. Years ago I had a book, the New … Continue reading So there it was, Merry Christmas…