Christmas Folklore: Holly, Ivy, and Mistletoe

Did you know the traditional date for putting up Christmas decorations is 24 December? Presumably our ancestors would be bemused to see decorations going up earlier and earlier each year. However, the truth is that in Victorian times many householders couldn't wait until Christmas Eve to decorate, but even so the first of December was the earliest acceptable date. So amidst the hustle of this year's preparations let's pause to recall the traditional folklore associated … [Read more...]

Why School Uniforms Are a Good Idea?

The debate around school uniforms will be renewed with every new generation of school children and their parents. There are very few practical reasons against the compulsory wearing of uniforms, and many more in favor, and this fact in itself should mark the end of the perennial debate – so why does it still rage on? To summarize the main reasons for the wearing of uniforms very briefly, as they have been well documented many times: * Uniforms introduce the … [Read more...]

Pros and Cons of Dating Versus Being Friends

Have you ever fallen in love with one of your friends? Or at least started to like them enough to consider dating them? If you have, then you’re not alone. Many people become confused when the line between friendship and romance blurs and are faced with choosing between remaining friends or starting to date. However, before making a decision, it is smart to consider the pros and cons of dating versus being friends. Many people who start to date their friends actually … [Read more...]