Christmas Day Tudor Style

Attendance at mass was a must whether you were rich or poor, religion was a serious business and observance of the holy days and a reverence of the holy family would ensure you a comfortable afterlife. Once their duties to God were performed the Tudor citizen could then enjoy the day as their status befitted. If you lived in the country (as did most) you would probably … Continue reading Christmas Day Tudor Style

The Hyde Park Serpentine Christmas Swim

Dedicated people have been getting up early on Christmas morning and swimming in a freezing cold lake in the centre of London for over 150 years! The Serpentine Swimming Club held its first Christmas Day race in 1864, an H Coulter won that race and took home a gold medal.  The SSC holds a weekly race throughout the year and its Christmas Day event is … Continue reading The Hyde Park Serpentine Christmas Swim