Well, our very own Grotto has been upgraded to accommodate Santa in the style to which he is accustomed throughout Northern Ireland. This has not been without its angst, but we think it is now almost in a state worthy of this festive season. Still some finishing touches to be made, but we have already welcomed our first guests who (although they did not appear as effusive as expected) did mention passing interest in this early appearance of the (global) nativity scenes.
Happily the Christmas music has not made its way out of the cd pile yet, but ‘The Inn of the Sixth Happiness’ has made its way mysteriously to the kitchen table, en route, one supposes, to the TV. And ‘girlie nights in’ to watch ‘It’s a Wonderful Life’ have been mooted recently. So. You can see that this is a household preparing to offer goodwill to all for a day or two.
But maybe you’d like to see some where we’re at so far? Well – I’ll try for some illustration.
And this is still the start of the month… next thing you know, we’ll be making short bread!!