Quote of the Week – G K Chesterton

Snow in Costessey
After sledging, Costessey, 1980s


Here is the first of the Christmas quotes from A Child of the Snows by G K Chesterton.

Never we know but in sleet and in snow,
The place where the great fires are,
That in the midst of the earth is a raging mirth
And the heart of the earth is a star.


Credit is due to my daughter, the lovely Miranda, for reminding me yesterday about snowy days at our old family home in Costessey.



  1. It’s funny, almost all the photos we have of Costessey are in the snow, yet my best memories are of how wonderful it was in the summer, especially those long summer evenings.

  2. Ah, yes, but I think you’ll find those long summer evenings happened in the 1960s when, as we know, all the cameras in the universe failed to work – as evidenced by the fact there were precisely four photos of me taken between my birth and the age of five when I started school.

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