Stollen : created from Stock Art in Painnt, Something seasonal served traditionally in the festive time of the twelve days of christmas like mince pies – they’re filled with fruit, but like christmas cake – there’s a layer of marzipan in every icing sugared slice naughty or nice ? a treat after the christmas dinner

Christmas pudding

Sat on the serving tray Each little bit of you oozes festive smells, Allspice, cinnamon and nutmeg Salsa away with seasonal fruits, mingling Over a drop of festive tipple Note how the alcohol burns away in a wonderful display And leaves a fruity taste to accompany the Lovely sultanas, currants, candied peel and cherries

Seasonal Scents

In Response to Seasonal Scents As I write from my Suburban Terraced House in Salford, Lancashire – I’m reminded we’re still in Winter in Britain. Although the religious festival of Lent has arrived early, which normally means the onset of Spring – there’s a definite nip in the air. Winter is hanging on for dear …

The Christmas Market

10 December 2010 The Christmas Market The beginning of the Christmas season, for me, always starts when the first frost hits the fallen leaves from Autumn, which are lying on the ground. This year, it coincided with the first of the festive celebrations at the northern branch of the Imperial War Museum, where I am …