Caganers and Caga Tios: Catalan Christmas and New Year

This year I spent Christmas with the Catalan side of my family. In case you didn't know, Catalonia is an autonomous region of Spain and Barcelona is the regional capital. They have their own unique culture, part of the reason they voted for independence from the rest of Spain. A Catalonian Christmas is rather different to a British one: there … Continue reading Caganers and Caga Tios: Catalan Christmas and New Year

You should think twice about telling children lies about Santa Claus at Christmas

It's Christmas Eve and many will be prepping a mince pie for Santa and a carrot for Rudolph in anticipation of a strange bearded man tumbling down their chimney with presents in toe. But, although it is a treat to see children's faces when their living room is miraculously filled with presents and it is also fun … Continue reading You should think twice about telling children lies about Santa Claus at Christmas