From a BBC radio Play, maybe let your children listen too it before Yule?
I don’t have a bucket list and have no desire to do so in much the same way I don’t have lists for anything, oh except the vague shopping list that says things like fruit, veg, food, that is. If a bucket list had existed though, for the last ten years the top item on it would have read ‘Sleep in the stone circle at Avebury’, closely followed more recently by ‘Climb Glastonbury Tor’. Neither of these things would have been difficult to do when I lived in Hampshire, but having moved to Ireland some eighteen years ago, a journey, by car and either plane or boat plus a suitable amount of time was needed to reach them and so Avebury and Glastonbury have remained a distant dream. This year though found us with both the time and inclination to make the journey. The ferry was booked, the car loaded up and off we headed…
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