Slow and steady

Moving slowly through the UK countryside



We went Christmas shopping (does that count as exercise?) in Moreton-in-Marsh. Several more presents got ticked off, and I found a bargain sprig of mistletoe for £1. I’ve seen balls of mistletoe in quite a few trees recently (often on Lime or Aspen around here, and I’ve seen it on False Acacia near Cambridge), but they are invariably way out of reach. It is a very strange plant, with its yellow-green leaves and green stems.


Mistletoe bunch for Christmas kisses

I thought this car looked rather jolly.

Tinsel on car

A festively decorated bonnet.

There a some lovely old buildings in Moreton-in-Marsh. This door has wonderfully ornate ironwork hinges.

Elaborate door hinges

Elaborate door hinges

The 1905 tolls and rules for fairs and markets are still displayed.  I wonder what a ‘Cheap John Cart’ was?

Moreton-in-Marsh fair tolls

Tolls and rules for fairs and markets

Author: Hedwigia

Gardener, wildlife geek, and very slow runner.

2 thoughts on “Mistletoe

  1. Can’t believe that there was still a ‘lord of the manor’ making rules as recently as 1905!

    • It’s great, isn’t it? I think it’s lovely they’ve kept it repainted, instead of taking it down as out of date. There’s an old wall advert in my father-in-law’s village that says “Spratts puppy biscuits”. Love it!

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