Monday, 30 March 2009

"Take It Away" - Paul McCartney, 1982

On the radio while on the way into Oxford this morning, we heard an interview with the Dean of St Albans Cathedral about the origins of the tasty Hot Cross Bun...and its original connection to the Easter season.

If you read the Daily Telegraph article I linked in the above sentence, you'll see that the Very Reverend wonders if sales of the modern version of the bun with the cross on top should be limited to only the Easter period. That, he ponders, might make us think more about the originals of the design on top of the bun.

Given the non-separation of church and state here in Britain - and of course I mean the Church of England - plus the government's propensity to legislate all sorts of silly things, I'm sure we'll soon discover that Tesco, Sainsbury's, etc. won't be allowed to sell them all year round anymore. What a shame, too.



At 30 March, 2009 17:28 , Blogger Steve White said...

As a kid, growing up there, we only got them at Easter. Now it is a real treat to come over any time of the year and be able to enjoy them. The first thing I buy are Hot Cross buns from the Marks and Spencers food shop on the M1. Isn't life wonderful?

At 31 March, 2009 17:51 , Blogger Expat mum said...

Or perhaps they'll just have to take the cross off. But then they'd be something else wouldn't they?


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