Month: January 2017


By now I’m sure many of you will have seen photos, videos and articles about this year’s wassail, and if you’ve now lost a raincoat in a blazing inferno and have singed half your beard, you may have even participated in one yourself.  I’ve decided to wait until now to wax lyrical about this time-honoured tradition, as the 17th January is Old …

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Hello 2017 – my, you are looking bloody cold, damp and miserable. It should be a time of refreshment and life affirmation, but mostly seems to be about penitence.  Right now, it appears that everyone is focussed on ‘being good’ and banishing Christmas’s excesses.  A key, and indeed highly popular, method of achieving this for many people is …

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