A perfectly Tudor Christmas

According to Claire Ridgeway: [A]advent, the four weeks leading up to Christmas, was a time of fasting which did not end until Christmas Day. Alison Sim, in “Pleasures and Pastimes in Tudor England”, writes of how Christmas Eve was particularly strict and Tudor people were not allowed to eat eggs, cheese or meat. On Christmas... Continue Reading →

One week until Christmas Eve …

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve. Hopefully, you will all be looking forward to family festivities, whatever form they take for your family. For the first time ever, we will wake up on Christmas morning just the two of us. Children will be over for lunch though - so all is well.... Continue Reading →

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