Wishing everyone a wonderful festive season

Have a happy family time – and for ‘family’ please read as anyone YOU would choose to be family. Thank you to all the dedicated workers who will be spending their festive days with colleagues rather than friends and family.To everyone who may be unwell, in hospital, or wherever you are cared for – I…

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Winter Solstice 2019

In 2019 Winter Solstice falls on 22nd December marking, for the Ancient Celts, the journey from this year to the next, from this world to the next. On this longest night of the year the rebirth of the Sun was celebrated and the Norse goddess Frigga spun the fates at her spinning wheel: the celebrations…

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20/20 Vision: Christmas Wishes 2019

As another year draws to a closewe dress up our houses with baubles and bows;send greetings for peace through the motorised mailon cards that keep shedding a glittery trail;buy trees cut to size so they’ll fit in a bowlthen wreath them in plastics to give them back soul. Meanwhile in schools from sea to seaall…

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A Christmas Tale

Soft snow was falling over me and inside I was so very cold. But I liked it. I liked catching the flakes on my tongue, icy flakes that melted in my mouth so that I could drink the cold. ‘Darling, why are you crying?’ My mummy’s voice broke through. ‘I’m not mummy.’ ‘Emmy, I can…

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