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Twelve Traditions of Christmas, Pt 6 – Wassailing and Mummers Plays

Hello and welcome to the final part of my Christmas traditions….Phew! Here are a couple of traditions you might like to try, for a different experience over the Christmas period. Wassailing Wassail is a spicy drink which was originally made … Continue reading

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Twelve Traditions of Christmas, Pt 5 – Mince Pies/Turkey and Stockings

Happy Christmas to my followers and anyone who happens across this post in the next few days!  I hope you all have a lovely festive season! Mince Pies & Turkey I’m sure many of you have already enjoyed the odd … Continue reading

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Twelve Traditions Christmas, Pt 4 – Fairytale of New York and Carol Singing

Ok, so I’m kind of cheating with this post, both are music!  The music part turned out to be quite long by itself so I have split in to two parts.  Besides you can’t get more different than Fairytale of … Continue reading

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Twelve Traditions of Christmas, Pt 3 – Christmas Crackers and Mistletoe

Christmas Crackers A French Bon Bon and a crackle from a fire became the accidental inspiration for the Christmas Cracker just over 150 years ago. If Tom Smith, a baker from London, had not taken a trip to Paris we would not have the customary fun of … Continue reading

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Twelve traditions of Christmas, Pt 1 – Christmas Cards and Secret Santa

It’s that time of year again! To celebrate all things Christmas I have decided to have a festive blogging session in several parts, which I will post over the coming weeks. My first post is dedicated to Christmas Cards and … Continue reading

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Twelve Traditions of Christmas pt 2 – Christmas Lights and Advent Calendars

Christmas lights As I mentioned in an earlier post December is my favourite month. I love the atmosphere surrounding the build up to the Big Day.  I prefer it to the day itself, maybe the anticipation appeals to my inner … Continue reading

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November – Stir Up Sunday

Just a short post this month…I will be making up for it in December, haha! Have you thought about making your own Christmas Pudding?  Fancy having a go this year?  Gather all those ingredients together now as the day for … Continue reading

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