On the Fairies at the Bottom of my Garden

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gwAyAZ25TWQ NB this article contains spoilers as to the true nature of Santa Claus. It was a Christmas Eve when I was about 10 or 11; I was sat sorting tree decorations with my Mam in the living room. Gradually the Wilson household had developed the tradition of putting up the tree and decorations in … Continue reading On the Fairies at the Bottom of my Garden

On Halloween Traditions

Today is, of course, Halloween (or properly Hallowe’en), the perfect excuse to have a night in with a spooky DVD, demand sweets with menaces or just get smashed while dressed as the zombie you’ll undoubtedly feel like in the morning. I used to quite like (‘scuse split infinitive) Halloween at home in North-East England because, … Continue reading On Halloween Traditions