Christmas is busy isn’t it? Even when retired, it seems hectic, but in a good way. Hubby and I have been soaking up the sights and sounds of a country Christmas this year. We kicked off with a Victorian evening in our county town. And the weather was really quite mild. Although you’d never know this by how wrapped up I was, but then I do do snug, very well. Hubby enjoying his wander around, listening to all the carols, mini concerts and watching the morris dancers. This event does seem to have gotten much bigger over the years, it took us a good couple of hours to get around. We finished with a trip to St Mary’s to look at all the beautifully decorated Christmas trees and to vote on them. This was my favourite called Flander’s Fields. (I think by the WI, but I’ve lost my notes!) The following week we were off to my home town to enjoy the switching of the lights on. It was as always great fun and again we had very good weather. As well as that there was a lovely visit to Santa, at Stoneleigh Abbey, it was too cute. We wandered around the gift and craft fair admiring all the things. And a burger and carol evening provided by St Johns was a just a lovely moment in time.
We have enjoyed theatre trips, meeting up with family and friends for meals and coffee’s and drinks and more coffees and more drinks and more meals, I think that roundabout slows down after lunch today, there have been theatre trips to be followed by another theatre trip at the end of the week which I am really looking forward to and a quickly booked cinema trip with an old friend and not forgetting the birthdays that creep into the celebrations at this time of the year. And then, like everyone, we must fit in The Christmas shop, although the drinks run is done and dusted.
It is good to be busy at Christmas, I hold onto all of this so tightly when we have that awful stretch of manky weather end of Jan/Feb. You have to have the treasures to fall back on.
Well I must go, my knitting group starts in fifteen minutes! Now where is my knitting?