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An individual, of no great importance, who is unable to see the natural world as a place for competition. I catch fish, watch birds, derive immense pleasure from simply looking at butterflies, moths, bumble-bees, etc - without the need for rules! I am Dylan and this is my blog - if my opinions offend? Don't bother logging on again - simple!


Friday 24 December 2021

Hoping you all have a good one

I've been searching the cyber system in a vain hope of discovering some way I might offer my sincere thanks to the incredible number of "unknown" folk who've visited my blog during 2021. That I remain dumfounded by the scale of interest my rambling nonsense is capable of creating is very sobering and I'm truly humbled by this basic fact. Knowing that not everyone is attuned to "The God Squad" (and that includes me) I ventured into the Neo-pagan origins of the Yuletide celebrations which pre-date Christianity within a European context. Still didn't help me.

You need a modicum of "Greek" slang to understand the blatant relevance of my festive headwear

Obviously, I can't separate the word Christ from Christmas and not expect to cause offence, thus I am not minded to do so. All I would like to say is that Bev & I wish you all a very Merry Christmas and a peaceful New Year. Take care & stay safe

"May the true spirit of Christmas shine in your hearts and light your pathway as you journey into 2022."


  1. And a very merry Christmas and new year to you Dyl and all your family.

    I can separate Christmas from Christ very easily. There's no historical context for the celebration. It was just a pagan new years festival hijacked by Christians in the middle ages.

    I'd regard myself as an agnostic, which does at least ensure I behave myself. Or is that just having a conscience?

    1. Cheers Ric and festive well wishes to you and yours. Even with your own interpretation, the Christmas period doesn't need me to be controversial, just for the sake of it? Live and let live eh? - Take care - Dyl

  2. I think that you'll find that you have quite a fan club of non-christians.
    Have an enjoyable festive week, and even better this year - no having to go back to work after New Year!
    Looking forward to reading your enjoyable postings next year, even if I know little about the fishing palaver.

    1. Season's greetings mate. Having witnessed the power of belief, as both of my parents passed away, I am fully aware of the peace of mind it allows to those who choose that route. As you say, us non-christians can still enjoy our lives without any need to question our choices, however, at this time of the year I don't feel it necessary to go out of my way to antagonise those who's beliefs don't align with my own. Good luck with whatever you set out to achieve in 2022 - stay safe - Dyl

  3. Best wishes to you and yours Dly... Tight lines brother

    1. A typo or have you been on the "light ale" already? Wishing you and the family all the best for the holiday period. Stay safe, tight lines and please keep me in the loop about the 2022 PAC meetings - Dyl