Christmas is a deep pool

Photo by Brett Sayles on Pexels.com Writing as I do on Christmas Day of 2021, it is difficult to feel the full joy of this the holiest of days. The world seems full of infection, charlatan politicians, and human messiness.  So, I started to think through the ghosts of Christmases past. The midnight carol services [...]

Good old days?

The outdoor museum gave a real snapshot of Victorian life. The wing-collared tram driver was friendly. The starched shop assistants were informative. The stable lads were jocular. For the children,  the sweet shop with its smell of hot sugar was the best. The mother was fascinated by the drapers where every purchase was wrapped in [...]