Monthly Archives: December 2014

The Trouble With Being Merry

The electric lights go down; candles send out a softer glow, and we all settle into the familiarity of carols we have grown up with. There’s a remarkable peace to carol services: for an hour, you aren’t shopping for presents … Continue reading

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Why Advent is for the Aching

I used to think of advent as the count-down until time for present buying had evaporated. I used to feel super smug if I had got them all bought by the time the first seven windows were open, and feel … Continue reading

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