The Dorset town of Wareham lies close to the Atlantic sea, a short distance from the chocolate box village of Lulworth Cove and the iconic Durdle Door rock. Wareham is an old Saxon town, one of the few Saxon towns still standing in England, and its history stretches back 1000 years.
When the Anglo-Saxons invaded this part of the south coast, they quickly built a settlement in which to live, and the town of Wareham grew from there. The Anglo-Saxons ground their own grain, baked their own bread and brewed their own beer. They also brewed mead, made from fermented honey, which they would cook in iron cauldrons over open fires. In the evenings, after feasting, they would gather round the fire to enjoy storytelling and riddles, and some of them would even take part in a game or two of chess.
The Anglo-Saxons were eventually replaced by the Vikings, who had their own form of fireside gathering called Lagom. The word Lagom is an Old Norse term meaning ‘team’ in Swedish. The Vikings would gather around the fire at night, drinking from horns filled with their own version of mead. Everyone was encouraged to take no more than their fair share so that others could also get their fill. Lagom means not too little or too much, but just right. It is the mindfulness of physical and mental state. It is about family and place, environment and calmness.
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