Morris On At Lincoln!

Never been to Lincoln before, what a lovely place for a get-a-way which I'll have to revisit to fully appreciate as I was dancing out with Bare Bones border morris side. Beautiful surroundings and reasonable weather for once and superb ending when all the sides came together for a grand finale in the minster yard […]

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The Truth About Valentine’s Day!

If you think Valentine’s Day honour’s a pious saint, martyred upon the altar of love, then think again!  You have been beguiled by the cellulose gee-gaws of the great god Consumer who has turned the 14th February into what must be the cheesiest celebration of the year and obliterated some of the world’s most important […]

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What You Didn’t Know About The Summer Solstice And Mid Summer

Once again it’s that time of year when one of the major festivals in our rural calendar passes without notice by the vast majority of the population who have no idea that the Summer Solstice and Midsummer mark the culmination of the growing season when nature is rich and verdant and at its blooming best […]

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May Day Turn Out Time

Unless you are a radical Marxist, most people equate May Day with maypole and morris dancing, flowers, greenery and the coming of summer.  These things are indeed evocative of May Day, but are only part of what was once a major festival not just in Britain, but world wide and thankfully, is still practiced in […]

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It’s All Right Ma, I’m Only Bleedin’ – Bad, Bad mothers!

Mothering Sunday or Mothers Day as it is more commonly known is held on the fourth Sunday of Lent which in 2015 falls on the 15th March.  (In the UK that is, other countries celebrate it in May). Traditionally it is a time when children, no matter what their age, remember the one that introduced […]

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