I usually go to the Caribbean after Christmas. Last year I didn’t, for obvious reasons. This year I won’t be either, choosing skiing over sunshine. This Christmas special, however, meant I spent Boxing Day in the Cazza, with friends old and new 🙂
Great road trip to Nottingham last weekend.
There was the lace quarter.
And Robin Hood of course…
Lord Byron had a presence apparently .
We wandered the Christmas market , the canals and some great vintage shops.
There were buskers- good and bad…
Best purchase? Moonshine
Iconic moment? Meeting up with football legend Brian Clough.
Although I had never been, I had never rated Nottingham. How wrong I was. We had a fabulous day!
Groundhog Predicts 6 More Weeks of Winter Following Winter Storm Orlena
Freezing Temps Coming Later This Week
Looking at the freezing temperatures coming up, Punxsutawney Phil had the right idea heading back inside, where it’s nice and warm.
The National Weather Service said an active weather pattern would turn significantly colder this weekend into early next week.
Chilly temperatures will sweep across the United States, but locations like Chicago will experience the coldest air the winter has yet to offer.
Here’s where temperatures may drop below 0℉:
- North Dakota
Information from ClimaCell App.
Not a lot better in the UK this coming week either!
His and Hers.
Opposite ends of a table. Both working at home. His reading material football stadiums and walking guides. Her’s travel book and the Avon catalogue. Both with reading glasses strategically placed. Couple of a certain age.
Boxing Day Tradition.
‘Boxing Day field sports are traditional in rural Sussex, as elsewhere and as often or not a meet of the hunt or a pheasant shoot would provide some incident which becomes in the retelling a story to be enjoyed in the tap-room of some out of the way village pub years after.’
Carols from Kings 2020
The Christmas Eve Carol Service from Kings College Cambridge was a bit different for 2020. There was no congregation and recorded in advance it was beautiful nonetheless.
Click on the link below for the poignant In the Bleak Mid-Winter, music by Gustav Holst and arranged by Mack Wilberg, especially apt for this 2020 winter.
The Holly and the Ivy.
Of all the trees that are in the wood,
The holly bears the crown
(Traditional British folk carol) .