Who is Father Christmas?

Who is Father Christmas?

This year, our older son (8) understands how the magic of Father Christmas really works. Yes, we’ve reached that time, and while I’m a little sad about it, I’m also quite relieved that we’re now working with the truth.   As part of explaining the whole thing, and...
Fascinating Christmas Trivia!

Fascinating Christmas Trivia!

I love a fun fact, and I’ve got loads about the festive season – and now it is, inescapably, just over the top of this coming weekend. I have been astonishing Mr RLC Words with this same Christmas trivia every year we’ve been together; but now that we’re...
Christmas Weekend! What it is, and why…

Christmas Weekend! What it is, and why…

I know, it’s not Christmas yet. It’s still November, for goodness’ sake – yet no sooner is Halloween over, than the shops, the TV and social media are all extremely keen to persuade us that it is, in fact, time to start getting organised; and I’m not wholly against...
What did the Romans ever do for me?

What did the Romans ever do for me?

Much excitement this week – a school trip of my dreams, to the ruins of a villa built by the Romans, including encounters with an actual centurion, and a wealthy banquet recreation, all on the doorstep, right here in Milton Keynes. I jumped at the chance to go as a...