Wednesday, 24 December 2008
Rob took this photograph of our town at around 8am this morning. It's still not quite light and the Christmas lights are still sparkling brightly. Shopping is done and Rob has let me off preparing vegetables for tomorrow and I'm here to wish everyone a Merry Christmas. I've just taken the ham out of the oven and I'll be making some sticky toffee puddings later today.
The garden has been raided for its supply of ivy. The picture above is of our bedroom and tonight we sleep beneath the fairy lights in our own little grotto!
The advent village is complete with the addition of the church yesterday,
and today, the Christmas tree has been added with its bright lights and is already covered in a sprinkling of fresh snow.
The village remains busy today. The toyshop and sweetshop are both full of children's laughter as they persaude a willing relative to part with their cash. The greengrocer and baker are selling out of their stock quickly and the florist still has a few wreaths for sale for last minute shoppers. Only the dressmaker is quiet today as those little black dresses have been collected and are hanging in wardrobes ready for the parties that begin this evening. The quietest place to be is the church. It looks wonderful at this time of year with the warm glow from its stained glass windows and its magnificent displays of winter greenery. Tonight it will be the focal point for the villagers as there is only standing room left for latecomers for the midnight service.
Merry Christmas everyone. Hope yours is a good one.