Monthly Archives: December 2011

Winter Solstice marked at Newgrange

Hundreds of people gathered at the passage tomb in Newgrange, Co Meath to mark the mid-winter solstice, but cloud cover meant the sun’s rays did not illuminate the chamber. Hundreds of people gathered this morning at Newgrange in Co Meath … Continue reading

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Alban Arthuan 2011

  Chaos, mischief and occasional strife are said to accompony  the ‘Twelve Days of Christmas’.  Perhaps in part of, or in an attempt to forget the pagan aspect of this time of year, the Church assimilated the heathen traditions of … Continue reading

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Solstice curry night (From the other end of the table)

It was a good plan: get all the work with the cats, horses and dogs finished as early as possible, get cleaned up, get changed, wait for Tatterhood to arrive, drive to Nottingham to meet the others; simple. I knew … Continue reading

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Arabian Nights

Fracking cold! That’s what it is. A very good thing we decided to have a curry night in Nottingham’s Noor Jahan, a neat little gem of a restaurant with really good service and (most importantly) really good food. About half … Continue reading

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