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4 years, 22 days ago

The Best New Year’s Eve Fireworks Around The World

Guy Fawkes in the UK, then Diwali around the world, Thanksgiving in the USA to Hanukkah and Christmas just gone we've had plenty of things to celebrate at this time of the year; and to go along with a...


4 years, 24 days ago

A foodie’s guide to Christmas in Europe

During the festive season, it's not likely that any of us need much encouragement to start nibbling on Christmas treats, and it is a festive fact that we tend to eat more than we should with all the m...


4 years, 29 days ago

A Very English Winter Solstice

While much of the world is putting up trees for Christmas or lighting menorah for Hanukkah, there is another spiritual celebration awaiting us in December, one that is mysterious, ancient and intrigui...


4 years, 1 month ago

Alternatives to a Turkey Christmas

Baked turkey, stuffing, sautéed cabbage, roast potatoes. Nothing new here. For a lot of people that’s fine. Smell and memory are intimately linked, and this meal has a habit of bringing to mind goo...