May Day


I wrote this blog post on 1st May 2011 and thought it would be good to reblog it today. Happy May Day everyone! England – that glorious melting pot of history and culture – celebrates May Day today, 1st May. Related to the pagan festival of Beltaine, May Day is a celebration to mark the …

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Daybook Entry – 1st May 2019


For Today... 1st May 2019 Outside my window... my tulips are blooming in the garden, and the daffodils have now departed for another year I am thinking... how much this last twelve months have flown by. It certainly doesn’t feel like a year since last May Day I am thankful... for a very special friend …

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Work In Progress


Today's view from the PamCam - my current work in progress, progressing in the sunshine this glorious May Day Bank Holiday. I would love to tell you that it is going "nicely" but the only nice thing about it is the peacefulness in the garden and not - sadly - the writing. I have my …

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May Day Day Out


May Day Day Out It is the May Day Bank Holiday Monday here in the UK, traditionally a day for "odd", "traditional", "quintessentially English", "madcap" activities. In the past we have been camping over this weekend and our favourite place is Clun, a little village on the Welsh border where each year they hold a …

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May Day


England – that glorious melting pot of history and culture – celebrates May Day today, 1st May. Related to the pagan festival of Beltaine, May Day is a celebration to mark the banishment of the cold, dark winter and to welcome in the summer. Fertility was important, and the Beltaine celebrations were centred around blessing …

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