HALLOWEEN IN FRANCE

HALLOWEEN IN FRANCE

If you are British and of my vintage (born the year of the Renault 12 and the moon landing) you will probably remember Halloweens before the day became a marketing exercise, and other curmudgeon-like terms. The 31st October meant apple bobbing and re-runs of Carry On...
A TIME OF MISTS AND PUMPKINS

A TIME OF MISTS AND PUMPKINS

‘Autumn is a second spring when every leaf is a flower’ ‘Breeze blows leaves of a musty-coloured yellow So I sweep them in my sack Yes, yes, yes, it’s my autumn almanac’. The first quote is, of course, from Albert Camus and the second was sung by Ray Davies in...