Twelfth Night typewriting

January 5, 2014 at 6:30 pm | Posted in Uncategorized | 2 Comments
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Geffrye MuseumI’ve just got back from a lovely and heart-warming way to celebrate Twelfth Night – the Geffrye Museum’s annual ‘Farewell to Christmas‘ celebration. They usually have a traditional burning of the holly and the ivy outside the museum, but unfortunately that was cancelled this year due to the blustery weather. But we did have Christmas cake, mulled wine and carols, with a fantastic brass band (the French horn player looked very red in the face). It felt like a good way to end the festive season as now it’s nearly time to return to the working world.

Since typewritergetting home I’ve been distracting myself for a little while by typing up some recipes I’ve promised to share with a work colleague (a selection of Dan Lepard’s tasty bread and cake recipes). It’s always nice to have an opportunity to get my typewriter out, but it is rather noisy and makes the kitchen table vibrate. I’ve been half expecting my next-door neighbour to come round to complain. It reminded of Enid, the BBC TV film with Helena Bonham Carter as Blyton – in which she merrily types away next to her open window, disturbing the peace of all around her. A return to the computer seemed sensible. So, to sign off, here’s a picture of the ever productive and hard-working real Enid Blyton to get us all (well, definitely me) in the mood for going back to work.

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  1. I’ve never heard of a farewell to Christmas ceremony (I am often the last to hear of these things) but I do like the idea of turning the chore of taking down Christmas decorations into something a little more to look forward to.

    • I highly recommend! It would have been even more fun if they could have done the traditional burning of the holly and the ivy. Maybe next year…


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