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Snow and reading

Finally some snow! Not a flake to be seen around these parts last winter but on Boxing Day we had a decent covering. So in the spirit of making the best of everything that winter has to offer and being … Continue reading

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The top 10 winters in literature | Books | The Guardian

I haven’t been posting lately due to illness so this will have to do as a stop-gap. Merry Christmas to everyone reading this and see you in the New Year The top 10 winters in literature | Books | The … Continue reading

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Winter perfected

There are few people who do winter better than the Scandinavians, in my opinion. Not that they have a lot of say in it; their winters are long, dark and cold and the further north you are, the longer, darker … Continue reading

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Illumination

Originally posted on gardenbirdblog:
Acers just beginning to turn leaf at Westonbirt Arboretum, October 2014 A tree turning leaf from verdant green to fiery vibrancy is like nature’s lightbulb moment – a flash of brilliance before winter sets in. The…

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Baking

Even a dedicated TV dodger like me knows that the country has gone a bit baking mad. I’m not quite sure how many people who watch other people baking on telly then go and bake something themselves, but nevertheless the … Continue reading

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Seasonal Limbo

Hebrew scriptures talk of a place called Sheol. According to Wikipedia “It is a place of darkness to which all the dead go, both the righteous and the unrighteous, regardless of the moral choices made in life, a place of … Continue reading

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Gathering Winter Fuel

At the weekend I had what is becoming one of my favourite activities in anticipation of winter – gathering fire wood from the cemetery behind our house. At this time of year the local council thoughtfully prune some of the … Continue reading

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