My refurbished site is up and running, complete with a blog, so I’ll be doing my best to find enough hours in the day to keep on top of it. As well as, you know, actually write something. My WiP page doesn’t get any smaller by just thinking about it.

Our unseasonably but wonderfully warm spring weather has taken a turn back to decidedly chilly, even though the sun is still shining here in Wiltshire. Yesterday was St. George’s Day, and Salisbury always does something to celebrate it. We have in our Museum a pair of rather fragile processional effigies that have carried around the city on this date since medieval times, Saint Christopher and Hob Nob.

Saint Christopher

Some years ago the local Art College recreated exact replicas to take their places outside, and these have pride of place in the Market Square every April 26th.

Hob Nob

Hob Nob is a decidedly mischievious/ chaotic UnChristian entity *g*. He often appears in various folk traditions under different names and appearances. Morris Dancers sometimes have a Hob Nob, and the famous Padstow Obby Oss [Hobby Hoss] is still going strong on May Day.


About Chris Power ~ Author

Chris started creating stories not long after she mastered joined-up writing, somewhat to the bemusement of her parents and her English teachers. But she received plenty of encouragement. Her dad gave her an already old Everest typewriter when she was ten, and it was probably the best gift she'd ever received – until the inventions of the home-computer and the worldwide web. Chris's reading and writing interests range from historical, mystery, and paranormal, to science-fiction and fantasy. She refuses to be pigeon-holed and intends to uphold the long and honourable tradition of the Eccentric Brit to the best of her ability. In her spare time [hah!] she embroiders, quilts and knits. Over the years she has been a stable lad [briefly] in a local racing stable and stud, a part-time and unpaid amateur archaeologist, a civilian clerk at her local police station and a 15th century re-enactor. She lives in a small and ancient city in the south-west of the United Kingdom, sharing her usually chaotic home with an extended family, three dogs, a frilled Australian dragon [lizard] and sundry goldfish.
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2 Responses to Fanfare!!

  1. Tea Trelawny says:

    Beautiful new website, Chris…great job!

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