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Busy, busy, busy

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Still v busy – lots of mistletoe stuff going on – mostly media and other enquiries – and too tired to report it all just now. Apols to those who’ve not yet had replies to emails. Some recent headings below: Newspaper coverageGood mistletoe coverage in the Independent on Monday and in smaller article, mostly about plastic holly berries but with a pic of the druid blessing, in the Times on Wednesday. Online ordersLots of these […]

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Druid mistletoe blessing – Tuesday 6th

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In a rush just now – so just some quick notes – will post proper pics and stuff soon. Some pics already on www.teme-mistletoe.co.uk – click on news. This was a good day – for mistletoe, Tenbury and the druids – more on this soon. NB If you’re at all concerned about the ‘paganism’ of this and fit with Christmas – don’t be – Christmas isn’t really Christmas anyway – don’t believe me? – have […]

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Mistletoe Merriment at the Festival

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A big day for the Tenbury Wells Mistletoe Festival – we had the arrival of the Mistletoe Queen in a pony and trap, the opening of the Festival by Emmerdale stars Lorraine Chase and Chris Chittel in the morning and the mistletoe workshop with druids in the afternoon. Some pics below… Preparation – the mistletoe stall The Queen’s transport (centre of pic) is stuck in traffic… Waiting – for the Mistletoe Queen, and the Emmerdale […]

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Which mistletoe do you require?

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An automated email reminder from the States reminds me of that slight confusion over mistletoe species that happens each year. If you are stateside the mistletoe you kiss under is a species of Phoradendron – a genus of white-berried mistletoes particularly common in the south (especially Texas – though do remember it is the State Flower for Oklahoma). If you are in Europe you kiss under a species of Viscum – V.album to be precise […]

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Mistletoe Day!

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Well here we are at last. The first National Mistletoe Day. Small-scale this year, but it will grow – lots of interest in Tenbury Wells and further afield, and formally proposed in Parliament. The “national” ambition was met early on by BBC Breakfast News – who chose Tenbury as the location for the live national weather forecast this morning. This goes out in all weather – so weather presenter Carol Kirkwood didn’t seem too fazed […]