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WINTER SOLSTICE IN THE OLDE WORLD MOTHER COUNTRY

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T'IS THE SEASON TO BE JOLLY - especially in the Winter of the Northern Hemisphere - To stop from freezing, families re-unite, cousins kiss under the mistletoe, and neighbours go back and forth from each others hearths full of feasting and funny stories from the 2015 year!
For migrants to Australia like my Leeds born husband and I Brummy bred, the old ways of our ancestors are recovered from the internet and recorded on a Soundcloud! 
It's hot and muggy now and the McNeill-Higgins tribe is expanding and thriving - we acknowledge the First Peoples who arrived on this Continent approx. 60,000 years ago.  Our shortest day of the year is 21st June, so every year we celebrate the anniversary when hubby and I met at a winter solstice feast in Fitzroy, Melbourne many moons ago.
Then there's that glitch in revolutionary England when Christmas was legislated into another ordinary, business as usual day: http://www.historyextra.com/feature/no-christmas-under-cromwell-puritan-assault-chris…