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Zero Waste Christmas Gift Guide 2018

Zero Waste: The conservation of all resources by means of responsible production, consumption, reuse, and recovery of all products, packaging, and materials, without burning them,…

Homemade Peanut Butter Cups

Make your very own confectionery treat that looks impressive, but is very easy.  I have seen recipes that make these more difficult than they need…

Brexit – the draft proposal

So ministers have been negotiating and planning and proposing and arguing for the last 12 months to agree on the Brexit deal and all that…

How to deal with a Financial Emergency

So you’ve been devoting some time to sorting out your finances. You have used all your spare wages to pay off your debts – loans…

Belsnickel, all dressed in fur

Belsnickel was a Christmas character developed around the Middle Ages in Europe. Belsnickel is the first character in the history of Christmas characters who clearly…

Gryla, her thirteen sons and their cat

The Icelandic Christmas period is an intriguing mixture of religious practice and traditional folklore, beginning on 23 December and ending on Epiphany, 6 January. As…

The Mari Lwyd, a Welsh tradition

The Magic Of The Mari…‘Wel dyma ni’n diwadGyfeillion diniwadI ofyn cawn gennadI ganu’ The Mari Lwyd (in Welsh, Y Fari Lwyd) is one of the…