The mistletoe diary – stories planned for 2013

Buyers collecting their wins at the Mistletoe Auction at Tenbury Wells
Buyers collecting their wins at the Mistletoe Auction at Tenbury Wells

This week sees the first wholesale mistletoe sales in Tenbury Wells, and so it’s about time I started posting more regularly in the Mistletoe Diary.

So, what might be covered in the winter 2013/14 mistletoe season? Current plans include

  • Mistletoe Markets and Fairs – they’re not just in Tenbury you know…
  • A bit more on archaeological aspects of mistletoe
  • A druid ceremony or two
  • This year’s crop of mistletoe-themed Christmas cards
  • Texas – home of much of the Christmas mistletoe used in the USA – but is there or is there not a shortage?
  • 19th century mistletoe harvesting
  • Loki (the Norse deity), mistletoe, and Joanne Harris’ new novel (is mistletoe mentioned?)
  • Mistletoe cancer therapy revisited
  • The Mistletoe Bride (yes, again!), and Kate Mosse’s new story collection
  • Mistletoe rustling, past and present
  • My favourite comic song about mistletoe
  • Plus the largest mistletoe in the world…

Starting soon, though not necessarily in the order above, so do keep watching….


And here’s a brief seasonal commercial:

EMShopLooking for unusual mistletoe-themed presents this Christmas?

Try The English Mistletoe Shop for Grow-Kits, Grow-Kit Gift Cards, Books etc, and mistletoe of course.


Or go direct to Amazon to buy A little Book About Mistletoe – in paperback or Kindle formats