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Us Brits have some quaint customs don’t we?

British  cheese rolling custom


Us Brits have some quaint customs don’t we?

From rolling cheese down a hill to burning an effigy of the bloke who tried to blow up parliament, we can be quite eccentric with our celebrations.

Isn’t it fun though?

Children's-harvest-festival-trailerOn Sunday we went along to my son’s school harvest festival. It begins with all the children climbing aboard a trailer filled with hay bales and being pulled by a tractor around the village clutching their harvest offerings. Isaac absolutely loved it!

Of course, celebrating the harvest is an age-old custom dating back to pagan times.

The harvest festival is traditionally held on the Sunday nearest to the Harvest Moon (the full moon closest to the autumnal equinox). Religious or not, it’s a lovely way to spend a couple of hours on a Sunday giving thanks for the food we eat and donating a little of what we have to those who really don’t have much at all.

For our harvest parcel, we baked a
gorgeous loaf of bread from the 2014 Dairy Diary.
It looked quite the pièce de résistance snuggled
in amongst the apples and carrots.

Irish Soda Bread recipe from Dairy Diary 2014

2014 diary recipe for Irish Soda Bread

2014 diary recipe for Irish Soda Bread



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