Twelfth Night is not Plough Monday

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  1. Wilfred Bohm says:

    I wish we could stretch old English traditions as far as the Cape, and claim the rest of the week off too. Would be nice, but even here work starts again tomorrow.
    What I would like to share though is what turned out to be one of the best surprises of this Christmas. Discovered ‘Men and Models’ in a second-hand bookstore in Gordons Bay, overlooking Falsebay to the south of Cape Town. What a delight, every page, every character, every text gives pleasure and increases my belief in humanity. Thanks for that! Sits on my bedside table for a quick smile whenever it is hard to face the new day.
    May the dreams of the last Holy Night be good for you and come true in the year ahead.

  2. Perry Venus says:

    Good stuff; but worth saying that the Gwaun Valley in West Wales has continued in the Julian tradition. Hen Galan is still celebrated 200 hundred years on. I wonder if the survival of the much feted Dyffryn Arms is connected with this?
    http://maps.google.co.uk/maps?f=q&hl=en&geocode=&q=Dyffryn+Arms+Pontfaen&sll=51.993701,-4.852662&sspn=0.102529,0.263672&ie=UTF8&ll=52.013204,-4.852524&spn=0.102484,0.263672&z=12&iwloc=A
    http://www.telegraph.co.uk/foodanddrink/pubs/3335325/Pint-to-pint.html

  3. Ian Marchant says:

    Thank you Wilfred.

  4. writesofway says:

    Hello Ian, Pete Edwards again. You might be interested to know that you can catch the World Famous Ashdown Mummers in a variety of pubs around Sussex, including Lewes and Brighton before Christmas each year. Their website: http://www.mummers.org.uk isn’t hugely informative, but worth a look. I guested for them as Little Johnny Jack a few years ago when I still looked good in figure-hugging pink leggings.

    In comes I,
    Little Johnny Jack
    Wife and Family at my back
    Though I be so little and small
    I am the biggest rogue amongst you all

    etc.

  5. Ian Marchant says:

    Thanks for this Dr. Pete!

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