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Get Your Claus into The History of Santa

With just about eight weeks to the big day, The Mighty Fine Company takes a look at the history of Santa.

  • 1. Who is he?

Santa is based on Nicholas, the Bishop of Myra. Born in the year 270 in a town in modern Turkey, Nicholas earned a reputation as an anonymous gift giver, paying the dowries of poor girl, handing out treats to children and leaving coins in their shoes. Following his death, Nicholas was canonized and became the patron saint of children. More...

24. October 2014 by Emma Smith

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Ploughing His Own Furrow in Iceland

Many of us long to tour Iceland – indeed, with the stunning scenery, amazing natural attractions and fabulous geological wonders here, it’s the perfect destination for a self drive holiday. But where most of us would opt for a comfortable hire car to get out and about in Iceland, retired theatre technician Reiner Huttasch is exploring the country on his 54 year old Buhler tractor!

Expecting to spend around six weeks in the country - travelling at just 20mph and sleeping in a self-built mobile home he tows behind his tractor - Reiner’s trip through Iceland is just one leg of a much longer journey through Germany, Denmark, the UK, Belgium and France. More...

17. October 2014 by James Walker

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