Dancing and carolling through the dark days of the winter solstice

Ruth HartleyMusic, Seasons, Songs4 Comments

Season’s Greetings Best wishes and greetings to all who read my posts – have a happy, green and gorgeous winter. Here are are some wonderful songs to listen to over the solstice It will soon be the night of the Winter Solstice Keep your fires burning and your candles lit throughout the longest night Bring in enough firewood to keep […]

Mythological me – images from a memoir of childhood

Ruth HartleyAfrica, Colonialism, Family, Imagination, Race7 Comments

For a child, facts are fantastical and fantasy, factual Somewhere in my infancy, there is a thick green privet hedge, clipped and trimmed to right-angled perfection. It encloses a perfectly square empty space brimful of desolation. It contains no house, no people live there and it is nameless. Its eternal position is located somewhere inside the fortnight when my mythical […]