Tag Archives: Winter

A Kinrowan Estate story: Spring is Coming. Eventually.

The time of the year  when cold, nasty weather here at the Estate is more common than not is upon us as I sit writing these words in my office behind the Robert Graves Memorial Reading Room. A freezing sleet … Continue reading

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A Kinrowan Estate story: Walking: Sunny Days

On sunny days in the winter, as long as the wind is not too strong, a walk outside can be just what the doctor ordered, especially after days of snow and gloom. It’s wise to take a pair of sunglasses, … Continue reading

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Gwyneth Jones on chestnuts

I asked Gwyneth what her favorite winter comfort food was and here is her delightful answer! Chestnuts, I’m obsessed with chestnuts at Christmas. The obsession dates back to childhood, when chestnuts roasted over the coals on a fire-shovel were a winter … Continue reading

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Catherynne Valente’s Winter Pleasure

I love the winter, so I tend to revel in it: making snowmen with marzipan and blackcurrant faces (which my dog promptly eats off), pumpkin coffee and snug scarves, wrapped up and warm by the wood stove, typing away at … Continue reading

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