February customs and folklore.

"End now the white loafe and Christmas pye, And let all sports, with Christmas dye." - Robert Herrick. February is a short month, except when it's a leap year... when that extra day creeps in - on that day, young maids, wanting to wed their man, are allowed to propose! Such was the custom before these … Continue reading February customs and folklore.

Candlemass 2013

Yesterday, I returned to my Beloved Shropshire for a brief, glorious visit.     The drive down wound around the border of England and Wales, as a cat winds itself (purring) around your legs. Old Oak's, deep seated in the hedgerows, surprised me with their dark naked beauty - how quickly I forget their magnificence; … Continue reading Candlemass 2013