The Star Over The Tyre Tree

I enjoyed finding this pink tinsel star sitting atop a stack of tractor tyres, painted green and looking very much like a Christmas tree. There are many obscure Christmas sculptures out there, for example did ...

Merry Christmas 2020

Good morning all, and may I wish you all a very merry festive winter season. I know that not everyone celebrates Christmas specifically at this time of year, but a large percentage of the world ...

Nutcracker

Here’s a traditional Christmas nutcracker, which comes from German folklore. They are said to represent good luck, and will ward off bad spirits when you put them out. Nutcracker dolls originate from the late 1600s ...

Isolation

We are living in a truly unusual time, stress and anxiety are rife, people are self-isolating, keeping up social distancing, and still trying to maintain something that could pass for a normal life. What did ...

Marmalade 2020

Yes, it’s that time of year again – Marmalade Madness Season™. Although, to be fair, I do quite enjoy the fact that my house smells of bitter oranges and lemons for a day or two ...

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I’ve reached that age where thoughts turn to life, the universe, and everything… and you really start to think about the time given to you, and how best to make use of it. If you ...