On the Feast of Epiphany

Posted by on Jan 9, 2016 in Art in the Attic | No Comments

Blink and you’ll miss it: the twelfth day of Christmas. All the revelry that used to be associated with Twelfth Night gets packed into Advent now. The first and second days are traditionally passed in a turkey stupor and if you do find yourself back at work after Boxing Day it’s hard to take it […]

On the Feast of St Valentine

Posted by on Feb 17, 2015 in Art in the Attic | 4 Comments

If you’re not a fan of St. Valentine’s Day you can always blame it on the medieval poets. To say they invented romance isn’t quite true as the art of wooing was already alive and well in antiquity (Song of Songs, anyone?) but they did have first dibs on the phenomenon we call courtly love. […]