Day: January 5, 2021

‘My doctor told me I was going to die’

The Telegraph

Why I’m determined to cancel Twelfth Night this year and keep the sparkle alive

Tradition and my late mother dictate that I should be taking down my Christmas decorations tomorrow night. For, lo! It’s Twelfth Night, or the Eve of the Feast of the Epiphany. Yet here I am, twisting a new set of LED lanterns round my bannisters, having already decked my bed’s headboard with a twinkling string of golden filigree leaf lights. The tree has been disrobed (the baubles needed saving from the cat as much as anything else), but it’s still standing in our kitchen. I’m thinking of decking it out with antibacterial masks, linguine loops and loo roll for the plague months ahead. And the gaudy wreath on my door is still firmly in place. Usually I make a tasteful ivy garland by hand and my sons bemoan the lack of glitter. But this

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