In a cosy room at Castle Marsh, Fred and George are relaxing after a nice meal with their guests, Max the Tonkinese cat from the Shadows of the Past series and Stanley the labrador dog and Katrina von Cat from the Perpetual Papers of the Pack of Pets. Fred tells all here. After the conversation […]
Here we are in the middle of Yuletide again. It’s such a busy time, but very enjoyable, and although he would never admit it, it’s a time Fred finds very stressful these days. There are a lot of duties on the King of Marsh, and he’s already despatched three of them, starting with the Solstice […]
Our castle is built into the crags above Port Haunn. I’m Princeling Dylan and I live there with my brother Dougall and our uncles and aunties and cousins and friends. Mostly we’re related. We live on the far west of an island. There are three castles on the island, us, Craig and Sarlen. Four if […]
The Yuletide season is one of relaxation and happiness for all who belong to Vexstein, from the lowliest to the highest, currently my uncle, Baron Smallweed, who succeeded this autumn following the death of my other uncle, the late Baron Darcy. The relaxation stems in part to the fact that we close down production at […]
The Solstice is next week. This is when the day is at its shortest. The night is at its longest. There is a post in the middle of the inner courtyard at White Horse Castle that records the shadow and where it falls through the year. It is very short in the summer and very […]
Season’s Greetings to you, dear reader. I am Willoughby, Narrator-in-Residence at Buckmore. My job is to fill your soul with delight as you imagine the lights, laughter and love to be found during the Yule season at Castle Buckmore. You know Buckmore of course, by reputation if nothing else. Set in the gentle rolling western […]
On Thursdays in December, and also on Christmas Eve, there will be blog posts from some of the Princelings characters about the Yuletide Festivals at their castles. The series starts 6th December with Willoughby (The Way West) who is now Narrator-in Residence at Buckmore, talking about the celebrations at Castle Buckmore (of course). I’m sure […]
I am dithering: is Y for Yard or for Yule? As they are both quite short topics, let’s do both of them!