Sunday, 18 December 2016

Have a Happy Christmas!

Christmas is coming on like an express train!  Where does time go?  How can it be Christmas again so soon?  And why do I need three Christmas trees this year?  I always get carried away at Christmas.

This afternoon was spent at the church carol service, with a cameo Nativity play put on by the local children.  Just as charming as I remember from when my own children were small and happily donned tea towels round their heads to become shepherds.  

Mulled wine and mince pies were served afterwards in the village hall and I swear we could have been in Ambridge.  I kept listening out for the hurdy gurdy of the Archers theme tune!

We won't have snow in Suffolk this Christmas, too mild, but I love these wonderfully evocative lines from Christina Rossetti's poem, which we sang in the ancient Suffolk church today.  The church where we were married just over 18 months ago.  

Wishing you all a wonderful Christmas!

'In the bleak midwinter, frosty wind made moan,
Earth stood hard as iron, water like a stone;
Snow had fallen, snow on snow, snow on snow,
In the bleak midwinter, long ago'
Christina Rossetti


  1. Lovely Christmas photos. I wish you all the joys of this beautiful season.

  2. Such a cozy, festive ambience in your home, Marianne. I guess one can never have too many Christmas trees, right? The Christmas concert sounds wonderful; it's always so heartwarming when people gather at this time of year.

    Wishing you a very Merry Christmas,

  3. Happy Christmas to you too! I must say I am glad it is not like Christina's poem this year.

  4. Pretty fireplace decorated with ivy and lights - Christmas is very nearly here - hope that you enjoy a happy and joyous festive holiday.

  5. That's my favourite carol, I'm sure you will have a wonderful Christmas with or without snow. Sarah x

  6. What a beautiful post -- thank you! And may your Christmas be full of joy and laughter and music and good food and even better company (even if there's no snow...)


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