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The Christmas elf let loose at Ar Bruadair

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I love the holidays! It’s getting closer to Christmas day and the house is decorated, the tree looks stunning and ’we’ve crafted our little fingers to stumps. The mince pies and hot chocolate are accompanying the Christmas movies. Life is good. So as promised you’ve had little insights here and […]

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Christmas crafting – the wreath

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Tradition of the wreath and other evergreens In ancient times, northern societies used to enliven the dark days of winter with a celebration of fire, light and jollity at the time of the winter solstice (when the days became longer and the promise of spring returned). Since these times evergreens […]

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Thanksgiving/Harvest/Chanukka/Winterfest – let’s celebrate at Mole End

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Thanksgiving is a national holiday and day of celebration in America and Canada (although not on the same day). Although there is some controversy over the “truth” of the thanksgiving tradition, the story behind the celebration is that we are remembering the indigenous people’s welcome and support for the first European […]

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Sprinkling a little holiday magic

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Firstly, this isn’t going to be one of those blog posts that forces photos of Christmas trees and decorations at you in November, I promise. However I am going to let you into one of my little Christmas secrets. Are you ready? I love Christmas in a big way but […]