Day: January 3, 2021

The Wind in the Willows (2): The Open Road

The second tale in Kenneth Grahame’s Wind in the Willows takes up from where we left our two favourite characters: Rat, in his river-house, and Mole who ended up living with him. Illustration by Robert Ingpen Specifically, the story opens with Rat doing one of the things he does best: sitting by the river and […]

On the Tenth Day of Christmas, my True Love Gave to Me…

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love sent to me: Ten Lords a-Leaping Nine Ladies Dancing Eight Maids a-Milking Seven Swans a-swimming Six Geese a-Laying Five Golden Rings Four Calling Birds Three French Hens Two Turtle Doves and a Partridge in a Pear Tree They’re either Irish or drunk. Or Irish and drunk. […]