Christmas post, 2017

Burton in Lonsdale, Christmas postIn case I’ve missed the Christmas post and my card hasn’t arrived through the door yet, here some pretty, wintry, pictures for you.

A very merry Christmas and a peaceful, happy, New Year to everyone who has visited A Bit About Britain in 2017, everyone that follows it, leaves comments and helps inspire it. If Christmas is not part of your culture – have a happy one anyway and enjoy the holiday if you get one.

Kirkstone Pass, Christmas postThere are plenty of plans for A Bit about Britain in 2018, and more material will be added to the site then.  Meanwhile, if you’re feeling seasonal, you might want to look at:

And if the family’s gone, there’s nothing on TV and the pub is closed, there are hundreds of other articles for you to browse through on A Bit About Britain, places to visit listed on the directory to help you plan your trips around Britain next year, and much, much more. I can hardly contain my excitement; but of course I’ll try…

We three sheep, North Yorkshire, Christmas post, 2017

49 thoughts on “Christmas post, 2017

  1. Mary Sullivan

    Belated greetings Mike – for some reason can’t get your blog to pop up via e-mail so missed this post. I love all you share about our beautiful UK – and after 55 years away I’m still homesick!
    Sending happy New Year greetings too of course, may it be a wonderful year for each of us.
    Mary –

    1. Mike@bitaboutbritain Post author

      Hi Mary – to follow by email, pop your email address in the box on the blog page – underneath where it says ‘Never miss a post – follow A Bit About Britain’s blog’. You will then receive an email, which you need to reply to in order to confirm. Any problems, drop me a note via the contact page. All the best for 2018, Mike x

  2. cleemckenzie

    I had to read the history of the Christmas Cracker because I had absolutely no idea where that tradition came from. Thanks to you and Peter Kimpton I do now, and I may have to find some for a future Christmas. I’d like to find some with one of those squirt guns inside.

    Hope you had a wonderful Christmas and that your 2018 has started with a “bang.”

  3. Lisa G.

    Sheep in the snow with red patches on them! How Christmas-y! But that first photo is just dreamy. Thank you for this blog, Mike – I so enjoy it. A Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  4. hilarymb

    Hi Mike – thanks for your lovely articles about our extraordinary little area of the world – fun to read all you tell us about – Have a happy Christmas and festive time … cheers Hilary

  5. joannerambling

    Not like our Christmas, which is usually pretty hot with us in shorts and tee shirts or dresses, I hope you have a very Merry Christmas and it is all you want it to be and you feel loved and appreciated

  6. lowcarbdiabeticJan

    I always enjoy my visits to your blog …
    Lovely photo’s today and thanks for the links to other posts too!

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas, and a Happy New Year too.
    My good wishes to you, ‘Mrs. Britain’ and your family.

    All the best Jan

  7. Rosie

    Always love visiting and reading even if I don’t always comment. Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas:)

  8. Musings

    Aloha, Mike! Thank you so much for visiting and leaving a comment. I just found it after returning from Maryland where we welcomed our new grandson. Great Britain was the first country we visited when the kids were old enough to travel overseas and understand what they were seeing and we all loved it. Merry Christmas to you! Your blog is definitely full of interesting topics!

  9. Shammy

    I never know what topic to expect when an email from you suddenly appears, but no matter the subject, I always know it will be informative, interesting and funny. What? You didn’t mean them to be funny? Oh yes you did! Anyway, Happy Christmas, and I’m looking forward to all that you’re going to teach me in 2018. Make sure there’s lots about Scotland will you? I’ll be there in July.

  10. Ellen

    A very Merry Christmas to you and yours. Your blog posts are always a great gift of photos and information. Thank you!

  11. marmeladegypsy

    Merry Christmas, Mike! Since I’m new to your blog in 2017, I look forward to digging into some of your past holiday posts — not to mention planning England 2018! I hope your and Mrs. Britain have a joyful celebration!

  12. Marcia

    Merry Christmas to you and yours. And a thank you for your help on our Scotland adventure which I’m still trying to post about. More to come in the new year.

    Loved the snowflakes!

  13. Darlene

    Merry Christmas and thanks for your wonderful blog full of interesting information and great pictures. Enjoy the holidays and see you in 2018!!

  14. 56packardman

    All the best to you this Christmas and coming New Year, Mike!
    Thank you for your frequent visits to my blog – but most especially I thank you for such a wonderfully detailed historical blog about Britain. I have been a life-long history buff and I find your blog to be a treasure!

  15. mekslibrarian

    Merry Christmas to you and Mrs. Britain, too, Mike!
    The photos are lovely, my favourite being (of course) the one of Burton. I don’t think I’ve been there yet. Does it have anything to do with Burton Agnes?

  16. Cynthia

    As an American, I’ve always wondered about those Christmas crackers. Thanks for enlightening me. Merry Christmas to you and yours!

  17. Mary Jane Peabody

    Thanks, Mike – I enjoy your blog all year long. I lived in Burton for 8years, now back in New Hampshire (USA) and your posts let me keep discovering more about England…

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