Category Archives: Seasonal

Rhyming couplets: A Year of Shakespeare and Lewis

Over the last couple of weeks I have seen a number of year in review, my top-ten …, and similar kinds of posts, inevitable I suppose given that it is January now and, somewhat shockingly (I say that in all … Continue reading

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Where’s Shakespeare: The Christmas Edition

The last couple of days I have focused, perhaps obviously, on the festive period. It is of course Christmas after all. But while Dickens and CS Lewis have been considered Shakespeare, except in Muppet-fied form has been noticeable by his … Continue reading

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Mr Lewis – a new rival for the role of Father Christmas? Watch out Dickens!

Yesterday I suggested that Dickens, given his dominance over the festive period, is as much Father Christmas as the old man dressed up in a Santa suit at the local shopping centre. The ghost of his Christmas Carol past and … Continue reading

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Christmas Carolling, Dickens, and Home Alone

“It’s the most wonderful time of the year..” Is still ringing in my ears after a quick trip to Sainsbury’s on Saturday where I witnessed (I kid you not) my first fight over the last frozen turkey in stock, that … Continue reading

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Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.

“Adieu, adieu, adieu. Remember me.” – Hamlet. Powerful words particularly in November which is a month of memories and remembering, first up is the 5th of November and Guy Fawkes night and some bright spark many years ago, concerned at appalling memories … Continue reading

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Shakes Snow Globe or The 12 Days of Shakespeare

Yes, I know it’s July and it’s been a lovely hot and sunny day and I know it’s the summer. But in the words of Mungo Jerry, “in the summertime we do what we please” so I thought I’d stick my 12 Days … Continue reading

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Tragedy!

Recently a friend of mine who works for the RNIB went to a conference. No doubt you are wondering why I’m sharing this meaningless piece of information. Perhaps I’d better explain. It was a conference on tax. Wait there’s a … Continue reading

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