Best Xmas Songs No.3

Merry Christmas, your arse. Yes, a little tale of fairies from Shane and Kirsty has replaced Bing’s White Christmas and Slade’s Merry Christmas Everybody as the world’s favourite seasonal track, beautifully expressing how we feel about each other at this time of year. You’re a bum You’re a punk You’re …

Beast Seen

One of the oldest stories on this site is that of the Beast of Rodborough: Christmas Ghost Story Well, over seven years later the beast has been spotted again, though this time in a domestic setting. Does this mean it has finally been domesticated? Or should the public be warned? …

Auld Spot Syne

‘Tis the season to stuff yourself like a pig and so I would like to both celebrate and recommend my favourite meal of 2017. Beer and sausages are made for each other and what better way to welcome in the new year at your preferred boozer than with some award-winning …

Perfection

So as pointed out here I was lucky to have both of my kids home for Christmas Eve and Christmas Day.  My son was hoping to reproduce our Thanksgiving shenanigans but I was just pleased to see him.  Of course my daughter, god bless her, brought her own shot glasses and the …

Christmas Carol

Midnight mass is the perfect way to spend Christmas Eve and see in the birth of the baby cheeses and sing a carol or two. Just remember  to pre-load on some Wychwood Bah Humbug (Max might want to get insideher) as you drive to the church so that, as Uncle …

English Christmas

Washington Irving thought rural England was a refuge from the imaginatively barren landscapes of his native America. In The Sketch-Book of Geoffrey Crayon (1820) he described England as a ‘half-mythic land of stage coaches and ivy-covered cottages, festive Christmases and forelocked peasants, high church spires and quaint crooked byways.’ The …