From Magi to Mummers and Wassailing to Wenceslas

Whether your Christmas is bah humbug! or a childish delight in lighting the advent candles and eating mince pies, it is almost the night before the night before "when all through the house not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse". Christmas or the mid-winter festival is a celebration for the 21st century offering the consumer… Continue reading From Magi to Mummers and Wassailing to Wenceslas

The Revenge of the Gingerbread Men

The aroma in the Advent croft kitchen is delicious and augurs Christmas treats. There are enough spices to fill a potentate's bazaar, jars of dried fruit and dark sugars, bundles of cinnamon sticks and piles of gleaming Satsumas and lemons. The Christmas cake is slumbering in a miasma of brandy in the cupboard with the… Continue reading The Revenge of the Gingerbread Men