06 January 2022 13:51Twelth night tradition wassailing... Wassatt? No, not what is that! But yes! What is 'wassailing? Have you ever heard of the old Pagan tradition, originally performed on 12th night, of Wassailing? Practised for centuries throughout Britain on Twelfth Night, the act of Wassailing occurs around two weeks after the Winter Solstice, which is normally around the 21st December. Festivities of merriment and joy would commence during these dark weeks, culminating in a tradition of 'Wassailing,' to end the
Hilaire Belloc's 151st Birthday
28 July 2020 11:33Hilaire pierre rene belloc 1870 - 1953 Born in Paris on July 28th, 1870, to an English Mother and a French Father, Hilaire Pierre Rene Belloc, is not a name that many people have heard of. But take yourselves off to either Slindon, nr Arundel or Shipley, nr Horsham and you may well find some signs of his existence... After moving to the safety of England, as a baby, to escape the Franco-Prussian War between July 1870 and May 1871
Thinking outside, but inside a box...
15 May 2020 14:43Virtual Forest School sessions What does one do when all around you changes? How do we cope without some sort of normality? Where can we go to meet our friends? During the COVID-19 pandemic of March 2020, our lives, sense of purpose and priorities were changed, when a microscopic bug, crept into our livelihoods and halted the way we lived. Being in lockdown, stuck indoors for hours on end and being cut off from businesses, no access to family