Love In All Things by Alex MacGregor When life hands us lemons, there is lemon drizzle cake When life hands us confusion, understanding and helpful ears are there When life hands us endings, new starts begin When life hands us despair, hope springs up When life hands us darkness, there is light within When life … Continue reading A poem for Christmas Day.
Now I must confess that, under ordinary circumstances, I am more a savoury man than sweet man. But there is one exception - and that is Christmas time. Call it the time of year, but suddenly I am drawn to all things sweet. And suddenly, for someone who only occasionally entertains a brownie for the … Continue reading Our definitive ranking of Christmas chocolate.
For all my yearly rewatches of Bernard and the Genie, The Holiday and the Christmas episodes of The Vicar of Dibley, there are some Christmas films or shows of yore I'd maybe forgotten about but loved at the time, and I am only just now rediscovering. Such is the case with Robbie the Reindeer. Partly … Continue reading Robbie the Reindeer: Hooves of Fire – the lost gem of Christmas films
The race is on, even as we speak, to discover who will be the identity of this year's Christmas number one single in the UK. Regular readers may remember that back in 2017 I did a blog recounting my favourite Yuletide chart toppers of yore. But of course, this being the UK, for every 'Do … Continue reading #CrazyStupidPlaylist: The “Should’ve Been” Christmas Number Ones
We're here at last! It's Day 12, and thus the last of our #12ListsofChristmas. We hope you've enjoyed the last 12 days of this series, and that it's got you in a suitably festive mood. Don't forget you can comment below or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas to let us know your thoughts. All … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 12
Happy Christmas Eve Eve to you. It's time for today's #12ListsofChristmas, and we are now on our penultimate post of festive favourites, for Day 11. You can comment below or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas to let us know your thoughts on our choices, or even to let us know your favourites. And it's … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 11
Hello people! Just three more sleeps till the big day, meaning it's now Day 10 of our festive blog series #12ListsofChristmas. As always, we'd love to hear from you, so get in touch - you can comment below or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas. Some fun for everyone in today's list because we look … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 10
Fa la la...oh. Hello. Didn't see you there. It's now Day 9 of our #12ListsofChristmas, meaning another list of twelve of our favourites from a festive themed topic. Don't forget you can comment below or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas - let us know if you agree with our choices. So I hope you're … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 9
Welcome to our daily dose of festive based lists that we like to call #12ListsofChristmas - we are now at Day 8 in our countdown. As always, you can comment below or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas. Do you agree with our choices? Let us know. Here comes today's list... Visiting an ice rink … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 8
Hello all, it's Day 7 of our #12ListsofChristmas series of blogs. Can you believe this time next week will be the big day? We've got another list shaped blog to get you excited until then. You can comment below as always or Tweet us using our hashtag #12ListsofChristmas. I have lots of fond memories of … Continue reading #12ListsofChristmas: Day 7