Tag Archives: Christmas

Fingers Crossed!

Terrifyingly, it is that time of year again … the first Christmas catalogue arrived a few days ago (thank you, R.H.S.), and yesterday I filled in my application form for a stall at the Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge, … Continue reading

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The Gazebo Rides Again

This was my fourth year of retailing my wares at Mill Road Winter Fair in Cambridge, and it was a very successful day, in spite of not totally desirable weather. (I should not complain of the odd spot of rain, … Continue reading

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Plant of the Month: December

For the avoidance of doubt (as we lawyers like to say), I’m talking here about European mistletoe: Viscum album (Linnaeus). There are about 70–100 species worldwide, as well as New World and southern hemisphere ‘mistletoes’ of quite different species, which … Continue reading

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Object Of The Month: November

In the Western Christian churches, Advent is the period of four weeks (or so) before Christmas Day, beginning on the Sunday closest to the feast of St Andrew on 30 November. This year it falls on 27 November, and may … Continue reading

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Herod, That Moody King

Last Christmas, the Cambridge Library Collection reissued Songs of the Nativity, Being Christmas Carols, Ancient and Modern, edited by William Henry Husk (1814–87), a solicitor’s clerk and amateur singer who was librarian of the Sacred Harmonic Society in London. (He … Continue reading

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