November into December

I can’t recall months flying past with quite such abandon, for several years – but here we are, nearly a month after my last post and already in the throes of celebrating Christmas. Mind you, Advent got a look in – lots of stars everywhere this year:

IMG_2656IMG_2649Last Sunday we filled a village hall with busy families – all cutting, sticking, weaving and colouring stars, with which to descorate their homes.

This year we hope that as many people as possible will put a star in their window, or in their garden – to give our villages a wonderful unity of sparkling stars.

Speaking of which – the skies have been wonderful this week – superb colours at sunrise and sunset, and today, a huge full moon accompanying us as we drove home towards sunset.

The garden is full of birds, too – falling into their winter habits of searching for food close to the house. A heron appears to have moved into the field behind the house, standing, watching the stream, and then stretching its neck and wings and, apparently growing twice its motionless size, flapping off in clumsy flight across the meadow.

‘Christmas Crackers’ is back in Chiselborough this year – next week. The scenery and props are almost ready ahead of our annual family sketch. Just the costumes to go… and making an attempt at learning my lines (or writing them on the props!)

Ah, exciting days….


About apthomas

I love books, reading, writing, baking, chocolate, painting, sewing, people and fairtrade - not necessarily in that order. I am a lazy gardener - who loves the garden, and a lazy housewife who likes the place to be warm and welcoming. I live in beautiful Somerset. I am enslaved by Sherpa-the-cat. Saturday mornings find me 'playing shop' in the Honey Pot - a second hand bookshop, run from my garage, where along with the books you'll find fun, friendship and refreshments - all in a good cause.
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