Sunday, March 18, 2012's Mothering Sunday in the UK already.

Dammit, this day catches me out EVERY year.  My poor Mum... occasionally I get a random memory flashback, or just a brain fart, and a beautiful card and perfect gift wing their way over to arrive right on time, otherwise it's a Hallmark eCard the day of, and then I figure how much time I have before Mother's Day rolls around in the 'Get Out of Jail' card.

Of course...the perfect gift. 

Around the world mothers are 'officially'celebrated as early as February and as late as December... I'm suggesting she moves to Indonesia.  

So this year, an eCard will pop up in Mum's Inbox apologetically. I've posted a belated greeting on her Facebook Wall and I just stuck a dirty great message on my fridge: 'May 13th - Flowers or FAIL!'

Friday, March 16, 2012

Green is the new Black...

...well for March 17th it is anyway... Happy St Patrick's Day!

Get your green togs on and get down to the Parade. Celebrate the Irish in you - even it's just the Guinness you end up supping at Dargan's! 

Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Oh bloggy blog how I missed you...

Fell off my little orange blogger wagon for the last few months.  Time to catch up and feature some cool celtic stuff and happenings for anglophile friends and homesick homeys.  Or I can also resort to some celebrity royal gossip ...


Saturday, November 5, 2011

"Penny for the Guy, Mister?'...ahhh memories

An old article from the UK's Daily Mail, but if you ever wondered why your British friends get a little teary eyed during November...this lovely article will tell you why.

My cousins and I used to do this every year during the late 1970's in Derby.  Shamelessly 'begging' for pennies on the High Street, or outside the Bell & Castle Pub with our homemade guys. Cheeky, but wary of the adults that paid a bit too much attention to us, ready to run off giggling if we got moved on. When we got enough in our pockets off to the chippy we went, or the corner shop for sweets.

Love these old photographs... getting a little teary eyed myself.

1969 - girls outside a pub. Read more at Daily Mail UK

Monday, October 31, 2011

Happy Samhain and a Peaceful Pagan New Year!

Check out the nifty little Discovery Channel animated guide to Halloween and and its Celtic pagans get everywhere!

Where did Halloween come from? 

Happy Samhain!

Credit: James Williams animates the spooky history of Halloween at the Discovery Channel.