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It starts with a wreath :

Typically featuring four candles representing the four seasons enjoyed during the course of the year, the candles on the Advent wreath are lit one at a time on each of the four Sundays preceding the “Wend”, the Winter Solstice, now ‘Christianised’ as Christmas Eve (in Germany) or Christmas Day (in the Anglo Saxon realm). 40 more words


Apple Picking

By mid-morning my hand ached
from the repetitive rhythm
of the cutting and pulling,
and the sun beat its way into my head,
and expanded like a seed of heat. 219 more words



Do you remember what the screen looked and sounded like when a TV station would go off for the night? Yes, I know to some it’s hard to believe there was a time without 24 hour programming or infomercials. 867 more words

Orchard Origins' Volunteers: Clare's Story

Herefordshire is one of many Wildlife Trusts to run a nature-based social enterprise to improve people’s mental and physical wellbeing.  They are doing so because a huge body of research shows that access to nature has great benefits for people, among them reduced depression, obesity and diabetes. 408 more words


Quince and Honey Sorbet

As an Elizabeth David devotee and a quince fanatic, this was one I simply had to try this year, a recipe apparently first brought to light in 2011 by the UK’s… 392 more words

Food And Flavours From An Edible Landscape

Humpday Devo: Veteran's Day/Armistice Day

This week’s Humpday Devo is about Veteran’s Day, known originally as Armistice Day.



Matthew 8:5-13

When he entered Capernaum, a centurion came to him, appealing to him and saying, ‘Lord, my servant is lying at home paralysed, in terrible distress.’ And he said to him, ‘I will come and cure him.’ The centurion answered, ‘Lord, I am not worthy to have you come under my roof; but only speak the word, and my servant will be healed. 437 more words


Days Unlike Any Other

Today was one of those days that reinforces and allows me to value all the days spent with my son.  An unusually warm day for November begs for us to visit a local apple orchard before any thought of remaining outside for more than necessary becomes a notion of the insane.  851 more words

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