Tag Archives: Traditions

King’s College Chapel, Cambridge

Hello everyone ūüôā I have been trying to write this post for absolutely ages! If you are reading this¬†I have finally posted it! Yay! I recently¬†spent a couple of weeks researching and writing an unrelated article for a Local Secrets¬†(a … Continue reading

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May – Lily of the Valley

Over the last year I have been posting about customs and traditions from each month, which has been really interesting.¬† May was my first customs and traditions post, so I¬†thought I’d¬†try a year of¬†focussing on¬†‘birth flowers’ each month.¬† I will … Continue reading

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A Calendar of Bakes – An afternoon of cake and history in Cambridge

Firstly… Happy 1st Birthday to my blog!¬† Thank you to everyone following my blog and for the lovely comments on my posts over the last year.¬† I am really enjoying posting here and look forward to posting more.¬† I have¬†also … Continue reading

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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 Wassailing Wassail is a spicy drink which was originally made … Continue reading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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