When I sit and make something by hand I will invariably call it "organised fidgeting" but actually that is an unfair description because I do actually have a huge range of crafts skills that I have accumulated over the years. However, what I do does not seem to be the norm – or am I just not getting out enough?
Events in the UK can be incredibly interesting and exciting. With 2012 coming up for the Olympics and 2010 for the Ryder Cup we are certainly destined to stand on the international arena for the big events when the world will be watching. But what of the little events in the United Kingdom? What of the village events, the town activities? What of the quirky annual celebrations that draw on traditions that date back a century or two – or ten? The cheese rolling, the barrel chasing, the hunting ceremonies, the snuff scrums, and the Morris dancing rituals that are totally a part of our culture and history?