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  1. laura anne day
    8 May 2017
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    love those photos and big thanks for sharing made a dark day so much brighter

  2. David
    21 September 2019
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    Everything comes in three pickup a penny and a pound will follow I dont do folklore

    • 21 September 2019
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      See a penny, pick it up, all day long you’ll have good luck!

  3. Michele Marsh
    15 December 2019
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    Cannot wait!! Bought your My Celebrity Boyfriend book for my good friend in Wales for Cmas
    We are both Richard Armitage fans and met through that fandom
    Just love your humor and outlook!
    Happy Holidays to you !!

    • 16 December 2019
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      Hi Michele
      Oh you are lovely, thank you! And thank you for your kind words and support. Richard is awesome, I was on tour with him for six months so I should know. You’ve picked a goodun to be a fan of. Hope your friend enjoys the book and you enjoy #EverydayLore – join in! Happy Holidays! L

  4. […] As with all of my trying outs, they are in the spirit of, rather to the letter, but always with respect. First, I closed all the windows so the juniper smoke would be held in. I hate closing windows, […]

  5. Michele Marsh
    12 January 2020
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    So no black cat?

    • 12 January 2020
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      I stopped looking after I found the rooster and the pig! I do love a black cat though.

  6. Michele Marsh
    12 January 2020
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    Whisky is the best cure all for all ailments physical and spiritual
    As an aside since you chat about Scottish traditions my chum and I are going to Edinburgh after Uncle Vanya next month any tips? Recommendations ? Folklore included most welcome

    • 12 January 2020
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      I’m very jealous, I love Edinburgh! And whisky is the absolute best.
      Nothing is coming to mind about at the mo for recommendations (I’ve usually been head down trying to survive the Festival when I’ve been up there), but I do remember a lovely hat shop in the Grassmarket that’s worth a visit, if you like hats… Have a lovely time!

  7. Michele Marsh
    12 January 2020
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    I’m a Gemini so I don’t know where that puts me on the full moon spectrum maybe I need to ask Richard Armitage or you could for me ❤️
    My sister is a Cancer too I will tell pass on this song and intel to her so many thanks for this blog post

    • 12 January 2020
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      You’re very welcome. And according to my moon sign book, Geminis are in for a favourable day tomorrow (13 Jan)!

  8. Susannah Colgate
    19 January 2020
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    Thank you for an interesting, fun and heartwarming day Liza.
    I am amazed how well that recording has come out! Susannah x

    • 19 January 2020
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      I know! I was a bit shocked too. Thanks for joining me this weekend, you are a star x

  9. Glorious Barbara
    10 February 2020
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    Tattytracker!

  10. 10 February 2020
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    That is indeed a glorious suggestion, Barbara!

  11. Glorious Barbara
    11 February 2020
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    It’s okay – you can admit to the mountain goat thing. We won’t judge…

  12. Glorious Barbara
    20 February 2020
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    At yeast you gave it a go.

    I’ll get me coat.

  13. Glorious Barbara
    8 March 2020
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    And the proceedings were overseen by a very amorous black cat…

    • 8 March 2020
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      You say amorous, I say affectionate. And stinky.

  14. Glorious Barbara
    8 March 2020
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    You say stinky. I say pheromones.

    • 8 March 2020
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      Let me run my thumbnail down my chin to contemplate on that…

  15. Glorious Barbara
    10 March 2020
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    Who said folklore wasn’t glamorous?

    • 10 March 2020
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      And you know I’m all about the glamour…

  16. Chris Stagg
    10 March 2020
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    Morning! Wasn’t sure if this would count as no frost but put ‘other.’
    Its 9.15 in Essex. A grey cloud covered sky. No frost. No rain. No sun. Chilly but not cold… jumpers or coats

    • 10 March 2020
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      Hmm, tricky one! Thanks for the update and wrap up warm!

  17. leecarnell
    10 March 2020
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    09:33 Tunbridge Wells, Grey overcast sky, windy and cold.

  18. Carol
    10 March 2020
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    Grey and gloomy here in North West Kent/South East London (depending on one’s allegiances ). Either way it’s grey and gloomy ☹️

    • 10 March 2020
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      ☹️ indeed! Fingers crossed for some sun!

  19. Glorious Barbara
    10 March 2020
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    Grey and windy yet mild and clammy (London suburbs). A most irregular combo.

    • 10 March 2020
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      We are talking about the weather round your end, aren’t we?

  20. Glorious Barbara
    10 March 2020
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    Well yes, that as well!

  21. Sean
    10 March 2020
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    It’s sunny here, and cold but not as bad as last night, which was wet and windy, more like November. From my flat window I can see very grey cloud drifting by and sudden bursts of sunshine – right now it’s grey again. Odd. This is Cleethorpes in March not Denley Moor anytime.

  22. Sean
    10 March 2020
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    Yes. Yes, it is. Now it’s even greyer but with faint suggestions of mist from the estuary and then a few seconds of sun and gusts of wind. It’ll probably snow in a minute. Maybe Thor or Ymir will put in an appearance. Then it’ll be grey again. I’m told it’s similar in Derby, where I was yesterday.

  23. Allen Henderson
    10 March 2020
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    Wet and windy, with the emphasis on windy now.

  24. Glorious Barbara
    17 March 2020
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    Did the poodle bite?

  25. Glorious Barbara
    18 March 2020
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    Poor Paddy – posh or not, that cork must have made his eyes water…

    He also bears a striking resemblance to David Bellamy. And Mr Gum. Impressive!

    • 18 March 2020
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      Ooh he does have a touch of the Bellers! And yes, the cork is a tight fit…

  26. 26 March 2020
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    You know the white plume month’s common name is the white fairy. Grow some bindweed and you could be onto a winner

    • 31 March 2020
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      Yes that works well! You can’t beat a bit of playful Elvis!

  27. Sean Flinn
    31 March 2020
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    Hit Me With Your Rhythm Stick.
    Zorba, Stayin’ Alive and Rezillos yep, but tried Dury and crikey Moses.
    Long shots – Back In Black, Isla De Icanta by Pixies and Bob Dylan’s Subterreanean Homesick Blues. Really.

    • 31 March 2020
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      All of them work brilliantly! But I think the Pixies just have the edge…

  28. Sean
    1 April 2020
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    As so often.

  29. Glorious Barbara
    9 April 2020
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    Was it three wishes, or was it in fact…ooh…erm…threee shlishes?

  30. Roger King
    14 April 2020
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    Hi Liza
    Your ‘Lore’ blog continues to inform, engage and divert, much appreciated and very welcome. BR RK

    • 14 April 2020
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      Hi Roger
      What a lovely comment, thank you! Do let me know if you have anything I could try…
      Liza

  31. Michele Marsh
    16 April 2020
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    Thank you for this post! I’m gonna emulate you now! Feeling blah and blue today
    Hope you are safe and well!! Thank you for your honesty and humor and genuineness

    • 16 April 2020
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      Oh you are lovely, thank you! Hope you feel better soon, and good luck for the good luck with the fork!

  32. Sean Flinn
    17 April 2020
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    tá súil agam go mbraitheann tú níos fearr go luath
    (hope you feel better soon)

  33. Glorious Barbara
    18 April 2020
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    Alas, the fork did not help then

  34. David
    21 April 2020
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    Isn’t Gripweed a Gringott’s employee?

  35. Glorious Barbara
    1 May 2020
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    What a beautiful creation, Ms Frank. I especially admire your colourful ring!

  36. Glorious Barbara
    9 May 2020
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    Oh the memories…although I’d forgotten all about Terry’s constant references to his big trombone! Disgraceful.

  37. Glorious Barbara
    13 May 2020
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    Er, it seems you’ve linked to an ELO video by mistake!

  38. Glorious Barbara
    18 May 2020
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    The Veg Vigil?

  39. Glorious Barbara
    18 May 2020
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    Who knew that Scrotal Heal could be cured by the simple turnip?

  40. Glorious Barbara
    26 May 2020
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    Ah, you’re making me blush! Spudtastic news re the tatties 🙂

  41. Glorious Barbara
    4 June 2020
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    You were the consummate professional as always!

  42. Sean Flinn
    8 June 2020
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    My friend Lisa in St Ives did come up with something, as I’d hoped. Her two kids – teenagers now – both took part in Dicing for Bibles at the local parish church when they were about 10. Recalled being partnered with another child, having two dice to throw, two sixes would win a Bible.Don’t appear to have won. Lisa might find out more so if I hear anything…she doesn’t seem to have done it herself, and I’ve not heard of a similar thing here; wonder if Irish/Catholic upbringing has anything to with this? we didn’t mix much with the Anglican churches here and ecumenical moves were a big deal when I was a teenager – the odd folk mass and that’s about it. Those are other stories tho. Other days…

    • 8 June 2020
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      Oh wow! This is brilliant, thank you! So not that long ago either…

  43. Glorious Barbara
    12 June 2020
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    That gnome is so cute!

  44. leksikality
    22 June 2020
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    That punch line is brilliant. NGL, I giggled out loud.

  45. 24 June 2020
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    A true Legend in her own lunchtime! Liza Frank NEVER fails to impress or intrigue! x

  46. Glorious Barbara
    29 June 2020
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    They’re good for the heart you know…

  47. Glorious Barbara
    1 July 2020
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    So we can conclude that just after Halloween, a pig will win your heart by vomiting and waving at your arse. Who said romance was dead eh!

  48. leksikality
    1 July 2020
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    I really enjoyed this. I love your style.

    • 1 July 2020
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      What a lovely thing to write, thank you! Feel free to suggest folklore I can try!

  49. Claire-Louise Armstrong-Brealey
    6 July 2020
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    Your reads are fabulous! Interesting facts alongside smiles

    • 6 July 2020
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      That’s such a wonderful thing to write, thank you! The smiles are all mine, today.

  50. Glorious Barbara
    7 July 2020
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    But are you livin’ on a prayer?

  51. Susannah
    15 July 2020
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    I want to do that! Looks like a bit of simple creative fun

  52. Susannah
    19 July 2020
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    What did the coins say?

  53. Glorious Barbara
    19 July 2020
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    It sounds like you had perfected your tossing technique by the end of the session

  54. Glorious Barbara
    21 July 2020
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    I can confirm that Ma Andrews is still partial to a steak pie. No, that is not a euphemism.

  55. Glorious Barbara
    23 July 2020
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    Poo Bleater – a sheep that is not very good at singing

  56. Glorious Barbara
    23 July 2020
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    Continuing the kids’ TV theme:

    Gent-a-Roast – an aristocratic Sunday lunch

  57. Glorious Barbara
    25 July 2020
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    This wins the prize for funniest post of the project so far And I’m sure there must be a ‘private shop’ that would make use of your creations…

  58. Glorious Barbara
    30 July 2020
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    Alphabetical lists work a treat if you wake during the night and can’t nod off again. For example, work your way from A to Z naming different breeds of dog. Afghan Hound, Bulldog, Chihuahua and so on. I may be barking up the wrong tree though as I’m not sure if it counts as folklore…

    • 30 July 2020
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      That’s a very good idea, and dogs would work a treat! You could do one with shoes: ankle boots, brothel creepers, clogs… I’ll give it a go. And yes, it’s definitely folklore…

  59. Geraint
    2 August 2020
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    Richard Greene!

    • 2 August 2020
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      Of course! Riding through the glen… I always get the Richards Todd and Greene mixed up!

  60. Sian Plant
    5 August 2020
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    Blackberry gin is highly recommened – similar method, shake for 2 weeks leave for 2 months. Very nice on its own in place of port or with prosecco as kir mur.

    • 5 August 2020
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      Oh yum! I have to admit that blackberry was my backup plan. Given your comment, I might still give it a go… Thank you!

  61. Susannah
    7 August 2020
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    They look yummy Liza!

  62. Glorious Barbara
    16 August 2020
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    I had a similar experience with a garlicky pineapple and ’twas indeed the chopping board. Garlicky pineapple is an abomination!

  63. Susannah
    16 August 2020
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    They look gorgeous Liza!

  64. Glorious Barbara
    16 August 2020
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    How dare you??? Never must a pineapple and a pizza meet.

    • 16 August 2020
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      Madam, I suggest we meet at dawn on the heath, else this ne’er shall be settled…

  65. Glorious Barbara
    16 August 2020
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    Shall it be handbags at dawn?

  66. Rachel gregson
    18 August 2020
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    I knew the second verse! But none of stuff about St Helene! I think I have now subscribed – will Now try and work out how to enter letter writing day thing…

    • 18 August 2020
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      You have, thank you! You’ll find the form here And I’m very impressed you knew the second verse. And a little jealous…

  67. Glorious Barbara
    20 August 2020
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    I take it you dreamt of Ted Bovis then?

  68. Glorious Barbara
    20 August 2020
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    Hahaha!

  69. Lucy Bryson
    5 September 2020
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    The banana blossom and chips looked a bit questionable LIza! But thanks for including the confused Gary Lineker clip. I hadn’t seen that. If any of your UK based readers are inspired to spiral off from Folklore into an interest in Refugees, they could find out about their local City of Sanctuary group x

    • 5 September 2020
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      Banana blossom is definitely a bit questionable! Great shout out for the City of Sanctuary groups, thanks. And if people want to know more about how food from other cultures has enriched ours, try Spicing up Britain : The Multicultural History of British Food by
      Panikos Panayi.

  70. Glorious Barbara
    9 September 2020
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    BUDFOG!!! BUDFOG!!! YOU’VE GOT TO LEARN THEM!!! Gotta say I still remember them so her teaching style did actually work 🙂

    • 9 September 2020
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      Given it’s 30+ years later and we still remember, she rocked!

  71. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
    9 September 2020
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    Really wouldn’t want to waste my cheese on anyone who isn’t me.

  72. Glorious Barbara
    10 September 2020
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    Apparently emmental is good, but there are too many holes in that theory.

  73. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
    12 September 2020
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    Twenty-one seconds of the sea – beautiful.

    • 12 September 2020
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      Thank you! I thought everyone could enjoy a bit of sea at the end of the week.

  74. Yvonne Diment
    13 September 2020
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    FYI, the scientific reason for proximity to water, in particular the sea, is because there is an atmospheric concentration of negatively charged ions in the atmosphere… this makes us feel better! Lots of info around th8s one

    • 13 September 2020
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      Oh wow! Thank you! I love it when magic and science collide. Even more reason to love living by the sea. And thank you, Yvonne for the follow!

  75. Glorious Barbara
    13 September 2020
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    I laughed so much at this! I’m sorry that I found your oniony torment so amusing

  76. Glorious Barbara
    13 September 2020
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    There must be a chilli eating contest you could do.

  77. Glorious Barbara
    13 September 2020
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    Where’s your commitment???

  78. Glorious Barbara
    13 September 2020
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    I suppose you do need to consider the health and safety of your innards.

    • 13 September 2020
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      True. I’m partial about my tastebuds too. Although I have horrendous onion mouth this morning…

  79. Glorious Barbara
    19 September 2020
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    Keep at it and you’ll be doing a Lionel Richie in no time!

  80. Glorious Barbara
    21 September 2020
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    They’ve got a ‘The Scream’ vibe about them…perhaps that’s what makes them look menacing. And what’s this about countryman’s favours? Sounds well dodgy.

    • 21 September 2020
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      Countryman’s favour is the style of the doll!

  81. Glorious Barbara
    26 September 2020
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    How exactly did you hold your thong, then?

    • 26 September 2020
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      Possibly a tad wobbly, it being the end of a very long week and the cat on my lap!

  82. Glorious Barbara
    8 October 2020
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    Onionployment at a record high…

  83. Glorious Barbara
    14 October 2020
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    For a split second I thought that was a photo of the cat sick

  84. Glorious Barbara
    19 October 2020
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    Was going to make a joke about being ‘too shy’ to read the rest of the blog but then I realised…wrong Hamill.

  85. Glorious Barbara
    26 October 2020
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    You might be able to claw it back some other time.

    I’ll get me coat.

  86. Glorious Barbara
    28 October 2020
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    If you’d sawed something in half that would have been impressive. You have a cat don’t you?…

  87. Glorious Barbara
    29 October 2020
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    Well, what a lovely pair of wardens!

  88. Susannah
    29 October 2020
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    I particularly like the reveal of the leopard print headband in the abracadabra video! Generally I think it’s aged well

  89. Glorious Barbara
    29 October 2020
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    Was it Saint Simon Groom by any chance?

    • 29 October 2020
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      Hmm, let me get back to you on that one….

  90. Glorious Barbara
    31 October 2020
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    Dare I ask what you would have done with a turnip-shaped thingy?…

    • 31 October 2020
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      You may dare. You may not get an answer though, Nathaniel….

  91. Glorious Barbara
    15 November 2020
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    It must have got on your wick trying to get them to work.

  92. Glorious Barbara
    17 November 2020
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    It’s funny how your fingers accidentally typed 62 instead of 21! But I thank you for your moving birthday tribute.

    And the fact that you wore long socks, thus sparing me the sight of your ankles on my special day

  93. Glorious Barbara
    19 November 2020
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    Hmmmm, a lecture about Grindr? What is this project doing to you???

  94. Clare
    19 November 2020
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    No one helping the poor fallen down guy!

    • 19 November 2020
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      He’s overcome with philosophical ideas…

  95. Glorious Barbara
    19 November 2020
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    It would be just like you to snigger at prosthetic knobs. I would never dream of doing such a thing *cough*

    And why haven’t you included the story of how Banstead got its name???

    • 19 November 2020
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      You mean about the time you believed the story spun about burning buns…??

  96. Glorious Barbara
    19 November 2020
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    Well okay yes, that one. It was very convincing…

  97. Glorious Barbara
    27 November 2020
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    It’s always worth trying the good old cabbage remedy! It has to be from Londis though…

    • 27 November 2020
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      Strangely enough, boiled cabbage juice was on the list, but I wasn’t sure if I could take the smell! Londis of course, is a given!

  98. Glorious Barbara
    27 November 2020
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    You will smash it!

  99. John Cranna
    28 November 2020
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    Just listened to you on Saturday Live and I really loved what you’re doing; it’s both sane and mad at same time!! You also have a good radio voice – calm, attractive and knowledgeable!! x

    • 28 November 2020
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      That’s so kind of you John, thank you! Sane and mad just about sums the project up!

    • 28 November 2020
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      I love you guys! You were on my list of things to do this year! Thank you so much for the link, I will enjoy it very much x

  100. Gary Carey
    28 November 2020
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    Considering what you wrote about superstition in folklore on my postcard, you seemed to be armed with quite an armoury. Larch cone, acorn, thimble, lucky knickers and St. John’s Wort in a locket. You were clearly leaving nothing to chance

    • 29 November 2020
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      The word and the act are two different things! And yes, I needed all the help I could get!!

  101. Kate Small
    29 November 2020
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    I’m one of those people who signed up following Saturday Live yesterday. Really love this blog and the way it works with all the links, thanks Liza Kate S

    • 29 November 2020
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      That’s so kind of you, Kate! Thank you!

  102. 29 November 2020
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    You were brilliant, LIza! They should invite you back every week.
    Can I have your autograph?

    • 29 November 2020
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      Hey Tim, thank you! And just because it’s you…

  103. John Littler
    29 November 2020
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    This was a made up tradition in an obscure Ch.4 Comedy, “Fist of Fun” which carries a strong brexit portent and is very funny:

    Shrewsbury Pie Pie Day:

    • 29 November 2020
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      That was very funny! I might, however give the pie pie a miss…

  104. Glorious Barbara
    30 November 2020
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    Good lord! You’ve managed to create Ludo in advent crown form! Seriously, have a look at a picture of Ludo and then immediately look at your advent crown. There is literally NO difference!

  105. Glorious Barbara
    30 November 2020
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    🙂

  106. Libby
    3 December 2020
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    Absolutely understand about low concentration levels especially when needed. You have been doing brilliantly. I chew gum as I have heard it lowers anxiety levels.

    • 3 December 2020
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      Thank you! And thanks for the tip about the gum, might have to invest in some Juicy Fruit…

  107. Glorious Barbara
    3 December 2020
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    Hmmmm…if it didn’t work, perhaps the folklore around basil is fawlty?

  108. 6 December 2020
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    Did you put you slippers out by your bed last night? That’s probably why you didn’t get anything! My Mum is half German half Norwegian so we always put out slippers out ready on the 5th December. Thankfully always got clementines and Fudge bars!

    • 6 December 2020
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      I bet that was it! Although my slippers were within a meter of the bed… Did you get any sweeties today?

      • 7 December 2020
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        Lol,sadly not though i buy my own anyway these days!

  109. Eileen Wallace
    10 December 2020
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    Wonderful stuff!!

  110. Glorious Barbara
    12 December 2020
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    Aw it’s so cute!

  111. Glorious Barbara
    12 December 2020
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    I’ve only got tuppence ha’penny

  112. Glorious Barbara
    13 December 2020
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    Excellent! It’ll make a lovely present for my pet gerbil, Richard.

  113. J Ripl
    14 December 2020
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    Candle 3 is clearly ready to PARTY: in the immortal words of Ted Nugent, WHO LIKES TO GAUDETE AWLRIGHT!!! (Except the Nuge actually said “who likes to get fucked up,” but six of one…)

    • 14 December 2020
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      I think candle 3 may have partied too much…

  114. 17 December 2020
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    used to make one every year when I was a kid, my half German Mum seems obsessed with cloves (they get spiked all lover the xmas honey roast ham too!) . I used to make them when i left home but haven’t bothered so much in the last few years-not sure it would be so popular with the cats!

    • 17 December 2020
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      I like the sound of your mum! And sod the cats, the smell is too gorgeous not to make one!

  115. Mark Elliott
    18 December 2020
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    Lovely post! And definitely a lot better than slitting an unfortunate porker’s throat!

  116. Glorious Barbara
    19 December 2020
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    Very impressive playing, despite the piggy biscuits!

  117. Glorious Barbara
    21 December 2020
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    Good old Uri, still rubbing into old age

  118. Alison
    29 December 2020
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    I am really enjoying your blog. I may even try this one. I was inspired to crochet some mistletoe also.

    • 29 December 2020
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      Hi Alison, thank you so much! That’s really kind of you to say so. How did the mistletoe go? And yes, the four leaf clover is quick and easy, I’d highly recommend.

  119. 30 December 2020
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    What is hunt the cheese? I presume it is not turning your fridge over to find that Brie you swore was there before Christmas and now seems to have been eaten by elves and by the way wasn’t there a lot more port in the bottle last time you looked?

    • 30 December 2020
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      Ha ha! I’ve played that game with the ‘elves’ too!
      Hunt the cheese was a reference to a food related miracle St Thomas Becket performed, guiding a girl who had lost her cheese to its hiding place…

      • 30 December 2020
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        I never knew that. He may become my favourite saint.

  120. Alison
    30 December 2020
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    Mistletoe is good and hanging above my fire place as a little garland!

  121. Lucy Bryson
    31 December 2020
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    Liza you are brilliant! Nearly there. Happy New Year when it comes. xx

    • 31 December 2020
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      Thanks, Lucy! And thanks for all your lovely support this year. Happy New Year to you and the boys Xx

  122. Glorious Barbara
    1 January 2021
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    Yikes! I cleaned the bog earlier. Am I doomed?

    PS. Hope you awake unblurred after your early night X

    • 1 January 2021
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      Totally doomed. But I think you’ve already had the bad luck – I’ve seen that toilet. X

  123. Glorious Barbara
    1 January 2021
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    How very dare you!

  124. Lara Mair
    6 January 2021
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    Hi Liza,

    I feel quite bereft now that your Everyday Lore draws to a close!

    Have followed along with interest, learnt so much, been inspired to read in depth around certain topics, and enjoying your daily posts became part of my routine.

    Your style of writing and sense of humour has cheered up some of the very hardest lockdown days…no mean feat.

    Massive thanks for all your research effort and hard work. I look forward to any future projects.

    Wishing you (and all your audience) a far kinder 2021,
    Stay safe,
    Lara x

    • 6 January 2021
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      That’s such a lovely and kind message to write, Lara, thank you! Very pleased you’ve enjoyed the project and it’s helped with Other Life. And yes, there’ll be future projects, I’m already cooking one up. Not literally. I’m a disaster in the kitchen as you know. Keep safe x

  125. Susannah
    6 January 2021
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    Well done Liza what an achievement! Thank you for all the wassailing, haggis hunting, pip spitting, dreggracing, beetledriving, folklorin fun

    • 6 January 2021
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      Couldn’t have done it without you, Suze! Thank you!

  126. Glorious Barbara
    6 January 2021
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    Amazing achievement! Well done for keeping it going for a whole year! You can relax now. And may your lambswool wassailing always produce a frothy head 😉

  127. 6 January 2021
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    Congratulations! A triumph of determination and stamina. Well done, Liza.

    • 6 January 2021
      Reply

      Thanks, Geraint! And thanks for reading it all this time! Maybe now things will get back to normal…

  128. Jennifer Dian
    7 January 2021
    Reply

    Thank you so very much for all the wonderful posts.

  129. Alison
    7 January 2021
    Reply

    Wow what a wonderful blog. I will be referring back to each post this year to keep up with the special things to do that I missed.

    • 7 January 2021
      Reply

      Thank you! What a lovely thing to write! And I hope it’s useful to you throughout the year.

  130. Mark Elliott
    8 January 2021
    Reply

    Thank you for such an entertaining, good-humoured blog. Looks like the American Lord of Misrule really trumped himself in his efforts this year! Congratulations on your amazing year-long project. I’ll be looking forward to your new adventure!

    • 8 January 2021
      Reply

      Hi Mark, thanks for such lovely words! And yes, Misrule seems to be everywhere just now… Fingers crossed you enjoy my next adventure (which won’t be for a while, I really could do with some sleep)

  131. 11 January 2021
    Reply

    Liza, Thank you for making me chuckle every morning and adding to my store of fascinating (useless to some) knowledge. Well done !

    Cheers
    Magg

  132. Glorious Barbara
    3 April 2021
    Reply

    I think your dusty bun looks very appetising. Can’t believe it’s been a year since you set it a-dangling! Should my ear affliction return, I shall be requesting your furry pod most urgently.

    • 3 April 2021
      Reply

      And my furry pod shall always be yours. As for the bun, get your own.

  133. Glorious Barbara
    4 April 2021
    Reply

    😀

  134. Rachel Fonseka
    7 April 2021
    Reply

    Thank you, Liza – I love reading your posts! Rachel

  135. Glorious Barbara
    17 April 2021
    Reply

    That bird’s giving you the side-eye!

  136. Mark Elliott
    30 June 2021
    Reply

    In the 1970s I used to grow hemp in the gutter of my parents’ house, but never had enough to make a decent spliff… now I find that here in sunny Spain, cannabis plants can actually be used as a form of fencing on farms – as long as it’s left to grow wild. Pigs love it, but then again, they are intelligent (and extremely tasty) animals.

  137. 14 July 2021
    Reply

    Thanks. I’m not going to sleep tonight.

  138. 14 July 2021
    Reply

    Now you’ve made me invoke it, are you going to pay for the prosthetic fingers when the big toofy crocodile bites them off?

    • 14 July 2021
      Reply

      No, but I’ll keep my fingers crossed for you.

  139. Olwen Oates
    19 July 2021
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    When i was 5 i remember being frightened of the Lions and Tigers under the bed.

    I think it must have been related to my first visit to a zoo, a year or so before.

    This was 1967.

  140. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
    1 November 2021
    Reply

    Another project would be excellent! All of them would be interesting.

    • 1 November 2021
      Reply

      Thank you! There’s quite an overlap so I might be able to sneak all sorts in irrespective of the category!

  141. Rachel Fox
    1 November 2021
    Reply

    I love reading your posts – they always tell me something new and they make me smile! Thank you!

    • 1 November 2021
      Reply

      That’s such a lovely thing to write, thank you! Glad you like them!

  142. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
    2 November 2021
    Reply

    I shall quickly make soul cakes this evening before my online class.

  143. Liz
    2 November 2021
    Reply

    Hi Lisa,
    Love your posts. I’ve voted for one option but really I’d like all of them!
    Wishing you a happy folklore rest of the year.

    • 2 November 2021
      Reply

      Hi Liz, thank you! And have a lovely happy folklore rest of the year too!

  144. Freyalyn Close-Hainsworth
    16 December 2021
    Reply

    Anti-pestilential talismans sound an excellent idea at the moment. They cure/dry quicker if you use satsumas or clementines.

  145. Jennifer
    19 February 2022
    Reply

    Is there a brand name for adder fat? I’ll be stopping by the local snake oil store later this week and should stock up.

    • 19 February 2022
      Reply

      Not sure, but if you find out, let me know!

  146. Crone
    24 February 2022
    Reply

    If ever I get a sore knob/boil, thanks to you, I know what to do

    • 24 February 2022
      Reply

      Obviously hoping this will never happen though!

  147. Glorious Barbara
    25 February 2022
    Reply

    Dearest FAA

    Hmmmm… whilst your suggestions are obviously welcome, I just don’t fancy bathing in cow’s urine, skinning a hare or having a dog’s tongue salivating over my posterior. I shall try some of the other remedies though, in the desperate hope for some relief from this ghastly thing. Thank you.

    • 25 February 2022
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      Dear GloBarb
      Can’t say I blame you. But very glad the RSPCA won’t be involved. You never know, a seventh son might get in contact…

  148. Glorious Barbara
    25 February 2022
    Reply

    Hmmm, I think I’d prefer the thrice-quacking old duck.

  149. Alison
    16 March 2022
    Reply

    Awesome advice. I’m off down to Lidl for some ginger and pecans, and I might also look for a bunch of tiny mirrors (shhh). I look forward to the next instalment.

    • 16 March 2022
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      Food good, curse bad. Glad you’re enjoying, Alison.

  150. 16 March 2022
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    I thoroughly agree on the rebounding curse and would never retailate – except perhaps with the internally mirrored box, although I might also be tempted by the message in a bottle technique, On reflection, I think I’d play safe and stick with any solution involving salt. I’ve never had a cursed chip, crisp or bacon butty in my life!

    • 16 March 2022
      Reply

      Yes, best stay away from curses! And keep up the good work with the chips…

  151. Mark Elliott
    11 April 2022
    Reply

    Hi, might I suggest that, although honeyed oatcakes sound great for your noctural visitor, I would refrain from offering him a hobnob dunked in hot tea?

  152. Lichfield Orc
    12 April 2022
    Reply

    Thank you Folklore Agony Auntie for your full and thoughtful response. Thank you particularly for drawing attention back to the benign side of hobs and hobbery. There was lots that I was unaware of regarding pyracantha. It has put my mind to rest, and I may offer the local hob a Staffordshire oatcake wrapped around a tasty bacon rind as an acknowledgment of my gratitude.

    • 12 April 2022
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      Never offend a hob, and you should be okay. And an oatcake wrapped in bacon sounds positively delicious! Glad the advice was of help. Keep in touch and let the Folklore Agony Aunt know how it goes.

  153. Lichfield Orc
    12 April 2022
    Reply

    May I suggest sleeping holding a bloodstone in your left hand, to draw the infection up and out as the boil comes to a head and bursts? And then patch the sore point with a yarrow poultice. Or even see a GP regarding antibiotics and sterile dressings? May it clear up soon.

    • 12 April 2022
      Reply

      Thank you for the advice! I’m sure GloBarb will appreciate it.

  154. Glorious Barbara
    20 April 2022
    Reply

    Well done on keeping the bun alive for so long! Could you send me a piece in the post, please? I might grate it onto my knob as, alas, I am still afflicted 🙁

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