Advent: December 23rd

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This close to Christmas it’s rather nice to mull some wine or home pressed apple juice with spices and honey over the wood stove in the evening when we’ve finished work.

With the curtains drawn against the dark and cold, the flickering of the flames in the stove and the dogs quietly snoozing on their beds at last after a day of bouncing around (well, Marley bounces at any rate!), there’s something comforting about the sweet, spicy smell curling around the house to mark the beginning of evening.

I know some people prefer a nice cold beer at the end of the working day though so I thought you might like this clay hieroglyph “bar tab” for the workers from over 5,000 years ago. Some things never change!

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