Holocaust Memorial Day – January 27th, Avinu Malkeinu אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ‎‎; “Our Father, Our King

אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ‎‎; “Our Father, Our King I know that this is usually sung at Rosh Hashanah [Jewish New Year ]and Yom Kippur, [Day of Atonement ] but after the last few months/years, I felt I wanted something that touched my soul, to remember the horrors of the Holocaust and to give hope for all ofContinue reading “Holocaust Memorial Day – January 27th, Avinu Malkeinu אָבִינוּ מַלְכֵּנוּ‎‎; “Our Father, Our King”

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Simmel Cake and Saint Judas

This morning, half watching a cookery show, I heard Mary Berry talking about how there were only 11 disciples on the Simmel cake. The reason being that of course they would not allow a traitor such as Judas to decorate such an auspicious cake. That got me thinking and I looked back on a postContinue reading “Simmel Cake and Saint Judas”

Garm of Hounds

Skíðblaðnir best of boats; Of all the gods is Óðinn the greatest, And Sleipnir the best of steeds; Bifröst of bridges, Bragi of skalds, Hábrók of hawks, and Garm of hounds* This is our rescue boy, Nathan, a Hound of fine upstanding….He’s been with us since July of last year,2020. He came to us inContinue reading “Garm of Hounds”

Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go.

This blog was first posted on January 4, 2015 on Tales From the Undergardener’s Lodge…but I thought it worth of an update and another share. Here we are, and it’s January again. (Image Sunset Filey Beach 1st December 2020 ©Shullie H Porter 2020)  Janus am I; oldest of potentates;   Forward I look, and backward, andContinue reading “Forward I look, and backward, and below I count, as god of avenues and gates, The years that through my portals come and go.”

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