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Three winters’ tales, of darkness and light

Part 3: And now, a time for dancing The small market town awakens to Christmas Eve. The longest night may have passed, but still the morning is late in arriving. Snow has fallen overnight, coating the footpaths with thin white … Continue reading

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Are people made from trees?

If Norse myths are to be believed then, yes, we are – and there are plenty of less credible stories around in these days of Trump triumphant. But I’m off politics. For today. So, staying with tales of yore… In … Continue reading

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Fairies and minnows, Codlins and scones

‘Did you wish?’ I say. He didn’t. He caught the fairies, let them go – and didn’t even wish. We’re walking along the canal near Rufford Old Hall in Lancashire. The clump of conjoined fairies – aka fuzzy, aerodynamically perfected … Continue reading

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