Monday, 3 December 2007
A new tradition
We always had advent calendars when we were little, and it's a tradition I've kept up with our two. We have the picture based ones, and we have the one the elf fills (going well so far, hurrah!), and we also have another one that has slips of paper in with activities for each day. I've seen other people doing this too, and it isn't that I object to the sweeties or gifts that frequently come in these, it's just that we don't need quite that much sugar-and-sparkle fuelled excitement before breakfast. Believe me, they're not lacking in chocolate.
So, one of the activities for last weekend was to visit the Christmas tree festival being held at the church in a nearby village. We arrived as it was getting dark on Sunday afternoon and the effect of the candles lit for the advent service, and the 28 (!) sparkling trees decorated by village groups was absolutely magical.
We will definitely be marking this in our calendar for next year.
In case you have been wondering what I look like, this is a portrait of me, apparently.
No, I'm not crying, those are my ears.