Nearly 200 hundred years ago, the poet William Wordsworth was celebrating Christmas at his cottage in England’s Lake District. Continue reading Christmas Day 2018
New life after winter’s rigours was a theme taken up by many English poets. Continue reading If it’s spring, there must be daffodils!
In celebration of the sea, from which an age ago all life emerged. Continue reading Sea(e)scapes II
“I say, I say, did you know my dog has no nose?” “Really? How does he smell?” “Something awful!” Old music hall joke. Continue reading A rose by any other name might not smell at all
If ever there were a composer of landscape, it was Sibelius, whose symphonies conjure up a realm of icy winds and scurrying clouds, morning mist and rustling leaves – with the occasional magnificent burst of sunshine. Continue reading Jean Sibelius: a man of all the seasons