After a run in with the five verses of ‘The Holly and the Ivy’ with the East Bristol Chorus on Sunday, I’m a bit off traditional greenery. On the other hand, the camelia I’ve been pampering since last spring has repayed my care by flowering right now and so I’ve moved it to the front door where it makes as cheery a sight as any holly wreath. I’m just a bit worried what will happen when the promised snow arrives.
For another non-traditional approach, sci-fi lovers, or anyone looking for a laugh, might like to hop across to Jonathan Pinnock’s Write Stuff and follow the links to a free short story by Toby Frost called ‘The Celery and the Ivy.’
Has a certain ring, don’t you think?