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Yes, I'm back from Kimpton May, where we had a great time, although we managed to miss the maypole dancing due typically to being in the pub. We did, however, see the parade, followed by the crowning of the May Queen. There was lots of jolly English fun, with men dressed up (badly) as women and generally making themselves look daft. And a darn good barbecue. :)

I got back home to find my new Sip up on the Torquere website; appropriately enough, it's a May Day story called The Green Man

Here's the blurb:
In 1920s England, class distinctions still hold sway, and the old pagan traditions are far from forgotten. Can shy young Arthur, stranded in a country village, come to terms with his attraction to the handsome mechanic fixing his car? And are the May Day celebrations more than just a simple country fete?

I'll be driving the [livejournal.com profile] torquere_social LJ tomorrow, when I'll be posting about May Day traditions, and the Green Man himself, and offering a chance to win the Sip. Hope you can join me!
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Well, in fine old English Bank Holiday tradition, every time I look out of the window I find myself quoting Christopher Robin: "Tut, tut! It looks like rain!"
*opens umbrella and waits for small, mud-covered bear to fall out of the sky*

Nevertheless, I'll be putting on my sou'wester and galoshes and heading on up to Kimpton May, to watch the procession and hopefully spot some Morris Dancers in their natural habitat.

I'll be back later with news of... drumroll... my very seasonal new release, but for now I'll just leave you with a few spring-themed limericks I wrote a week or two ago for a Torquere Social contest:

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