Tag Archives: Noël
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 I’ve compiled a French Christmas quiz every year since 2011. To see the others, click here. Here’s something to stretch your brain cells once you’ve stretched your waistbands: the annual Life on … Continue reading
This post was written in 2014. This year, 2019, the solstice occurs at 5.19 am Central European Time (4.19 am GMT) on 22nd December. We’re in winter now, marked by a sharp frost and bright sunshine (hurray!). The winter solstice … 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.