midwinter

Celebrating the winter solstice – a reflection on sacrifices, pagan ways and little folk…

Today is the winter solstice. In many ways, this calls for a huge celebration – we have turned the corner, peeps, and slowly, slowly, the light will return to warm the frozen ground. In countries such as mine, so far north as to extend beyond the Artic Circle, winter is the season of extended nights […]

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St Lucia: the saint who lost her eyes and found the light

This is a post I wrote some years ago, but seeing as St Lucia’s day is an annually recurring event, I’ve decided to review, rewrite somewhat and republish ….taa-daa….today, seeing as it is December 13. Again. For most Swedish people, Christmas sort of starts on December 13.  Today we celebrate St Lucia’s day, and I

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