The year is coming to a close and we’re laden down in listicles, so it would be remiss of me not to jump on the bandwagon with some of my favourite reads of 2018. Now I should point out that I don’t necessarily mean books that were published in 2018, because that would be too… Continue reading Ye Olde Book Recommendations
Want to celebrate the season with a little more calm and a little less crazy? Then this one’s for you. We’re surrounded by it. Magazines and TV shows have been telling me how to slow-roast a turkey since November and how to ‘get my sparkle on’. But the funny thing is, we went through all… Continue reading christmas, with a little c
Well, it’s finally upon us, the most festive of seasons that brings out the inner child in all of us (which isn’t necessarily a good thing when you’re having a tantrum at the shops in your late thirties!). Anyway, the best part about Christmas is …. books, of course! It’s a lovely time of year… Continue reading What The Dickens?!
While theologians and scholars may argue over the exact birth date of Jesus, they can all concede that it probably wasn’t the 25th December. Scholars have suggested a summer or autumn birthday, using astronomy as their guide. Theologians, rather practically, suggest that if shepherds were guarding their flocks by night, it makes more sense that… Continue reading Saturnalia & The Origins of Christmas
If the definition of insanity is doing the same thing over and over and expecting different results, then Christmas really takes the biscuit. Is it just me, but when you reach a certain age, don’t you just kind of think ‘Christmas, again? Really??’ Don’t get me wrong, I’m not a total Grinch. I mean,… Continue reading It’s The Most Repetitive Time Of The Year
While Christmas can bring so much joy into many hearts, this time of year can also be quite difficult for people who are alone, missing a loved one or stuck in hospital. Lots of people (like Santa) are working over the holidays, others live abroad and can’t get home, so sometimes the pressure to have… Continue reading Keeping Christmas In Your Heart
‘Twas the night before Christmas, when all thro’ the house Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse; The stockings were hung by the chimney with care, In hopes that St. Nicholas soon would be there… This much-loved seasonal rhyme is the basis for much of the ‘folklore’ surrounding good old Santa Claus, but what… Continue reading A Visit From Saint Nicholas