Category: Julia Beacroft

Feeling a Fool Because of May

Some of the children at my son’s school have been tasked with learning the maypole dance. The dance is performed by pairs of boys and girls who stand alternately around the base of the maypole — a painted pole, decorated with flowers, around which people traditionally dance on May Day — each holding the end of a ribbon.

Lifted By the Winds of Lent

Like many young children, I had a vivid and expressive imagination when I was young, and that came especially to the fore during play times. A princess who needed to be rescued, a wicked witch and an intrepid explorer were among the fantasy roles I enjoyed enacting.

Share the Fare!

The traditional turkey roast dinner seems to be synonymous with Christmas, at least in Britain, and I’ve certainly had my fair share of cooking them.