Our Christmas tree is up and decorated and, at the moment, it is still standing!
We visited a Christmas tree festival this weekend and admired the fantastic decorated trees. The 60 trees are decorated by local groups, each one different and unique. The decorations created by children were so special, but the one that touched me was the white one in the middle of the second picture. It was created by a local day centre for the elderly and featured one of the clients memories of walking holidays in Austria before the War. It featured the Austrian flag. edelweiss and black and white photographs of those visits.
Meanwhile, in a neighbouring village these cheerful characters are looking for a welcome home!
We have bought Tavi a coat. It somehow reminds me of Sherlock Homes, while my husband remarked it looked like one of the kilts my mother used to wear!
On our travels this week we passed the Sidmouth Donkey Santuary. We just had to pop into see the donkeys. One donkey in particular was very keen to say hello to Tavi - after this he was quite reluctant to come home!
The Donkey Santuary were preparing for their annual candlelight carol service, unfortunately due to other commitments we couldn't stay. All the paths were lined with tealights, it must have been a magical moment and one that we hope to participate in next year. Ann from Studiohyde was there see her post here.
In the garden we have our first flower in bloom. In our previous home our camillia never made an appearance until February. Are you also noticing flowers appearing earlier than usual?
Hope your Christmas preparations are going well wishing you a happy week. Thank you as always for all the comments you leave.