Wintery myths and legends

Wintery myths and legends

January may be well behind us, but we’ve still got at least another month of winter (except in Newcastle Upon Tyne, where it seems to be winter permanently). We know that spring will soon be here, but in the past people couldn’t be so sure. So what did folk around the...
Pancakes from around the world

Pancakes from around the world

Well, well, well, who’d have thought it? Another Christian tradition that was influenced by Pagan traditions. Apparently, ancient pagan Slavs (an ethno-linguistic group in Europe) believed seasons were a struggle between light and dark. I can understand that. So...