Book of the Month: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

Book of the Month: A Child’s Christmas in Wales

There are the Christmas classics that are known and loved from birth, then there are classics that are happened upon later in life and cherished all the more for it. I'm sure Dylan Thomas' A Child's Christmas in Wales falls into the first category for many, but this short story written in that familiar Thomas lilt has been an unexpected treat for me this year – a wide-eyed, rosy-cheeked, mischievous memory of a childhood Christmas. And, of course, never-seen-again, epic tales of snow [...]

Getting Christmassy

Getting Christmassy

This time next week it will be Christmas Eve and I'm finally starting to feel a bit Christmassy. This is thanks, in part, to deadlines passing and snow falling, but also to kind recommendations of festive music I've never heard before. Don't get me wrong – Last Christmas is still right up there with the best of them, but there's something about a pure voice and a simple arrangement that sparks the magic back into this time of year [...]