Remembering the Tenth of May

Follow @UrFhasaidh As a child growing up in the 80s, other than trying to break my Rubik’s Cube, I can remember the t-shirts all the cooler older kids were wearing. We didn’t see too many black people in my hometown in the west of Scotland. There were a handful of Chinese families and a few … Continue reading Remembering the Tenth of May

Onset of Christmas Month

Charles Dickens’ A Christmas Carol, I’m led to believe, was significant in popularising the celebration of Christmas among the English upper classes. Before this time it had very much been a holiday for the industrial, labouring classes. One hundred and seventy-one years on and Christmas remains an indispensable part of the working person’s social calendar. … Continue reading Onset of Christmas Month