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Like every country in Christendom, France has a range of Christmas traditions, local and nationwide. I explore a few in this post. Christmas used to be lower key, less commercialised and of shorter duration than in the UK. During our … Continue reading
A very Happy Christmas to all my readers Here’s something to stretch your brain cells once you’ve stretched your waistbands: the annual Life on La Lune Christmas Quiz. Twenty questions about French history, literature, gastronomy, language, etc. with … Continue reading
This post was written three years ago. This year, 2017, the solstice occurs at 4.28 pm GMT on 21st December. We’re in winter now, marked by a sharp frost and bright sunshine (hurray!). The winter solstice occurred today in … Continue reading
I hope you all had a lovely Christmas. We are rather glad of a respite this week, having spent the previous few days lurching between social events. Only New Year’s Eve to go now and then it’s back to normal.