How to survive this Christmas


Nippy weather and Rudolph jumpers. Crisp dark evenings spent in front of a blazing open fire cradling a mug of hot chocolate, frosted window panes, patterned mittens, Christmas dinner and furry collars. Wearing new fluffy PJs. Drinking spiced mulled wine laced with brandy while dining on mince pies with a generous dollop of cream. Board […]

Poetry – ‘The Bells on my Harness’


It’s that time again; the lights are up, the songs are being piped out of the shops and Santa is starting to put the elves to hard work. But what about the reindeer? This week Michael Healy wonders if its all not looking a little bit like a reindeer Christmas chain-gang…   The Bells on […]