From December, 2016

The Hearth of Christmas

Santa comes down it, we hang our stockings by it and we burn the Yule Log in it – so why is the fireplace at the heart of our homes when it comes to so many of our wonderful Christmas traditions? Certainly Wood takes a look at all the seemingly-crazy things we do to celebrate the…

Why You Should Hug Your Christmas Tree

If you’ve not got your Christmas tree up, decorated and a photo of your masterpiece posted on Facebook, what have you been doing? There’s still plenty of time until the big day and, If you’re like us traditionalists here at Certainly Wood, nothing but the real thing will do – artificial trees just don’t create…

The Morris Men

Take a stroll through the heart of Hereford and you’ll no doubt pass a glorious black-and-white building that would look very much at home on the set of a BBC period drama. The Tudor building is home to Philip Morris and Son, a wonderfully eclectic emporium that is run by John Jones and his brother…

Mistletoe & Christmas

Mistletoe is one of the enduring icons of Christmas, even without the help of Cliff Richard and his 2003 hit “Mistletoe & Wine”. But did you know it is also the county ‘flower’ of Herefordshire because it is so rife in the region thanks to the abundance of old apple trees the plant favors and…