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Valentine’s Day, Lupercalia and the wolf

Did you know Valentine’s day has its roots in an ancient festival that celebrated the primal power of the wolf.  Aroooo… Yes, that was a happy Valentines howl! May the wolf be with you. Read more

Funny signposts – a guide by Santa’s little helper

Father Christmas will soon be dashing through the snow, but will he really be ‘laughing all the way’? When I last checked my collection of street names, I found a few twists and turns where he’ll need every ounce of concentration he can muster. Jingle Bells, that merry old song we love so much, makes it sound easy. But I’m telling you, he better watch out or he could end up in a right old ding dong … with a brick wall. Read more

Where the foxgloves grow

This week I received a visitation – a delegation, you could call it. When I opened my front door, there they were; a line of sprites sheltering from the rain under the thatched roof. Tall and spikey fellows, wearing gloves of pink and cream, they nodded their heads in unison, as if agreeing on some secret plan. Read more