It's that time of year!
|I'm keeping one eye out for Santa!|
On the local radio yesterday morning they were mentioning that a Dorset out of town shopping centre was expecting 18,000 visitors just in one day.
Our Christmas preparations were slightly different we headed to the woods and visited the cottage where the famous Dorset author Thomas Hardy was born in 1840. I first came across his work while still at school.His description of the Dorset landscape and way of life left a lasting impression on me.
The cottage was beautifully decorated with natural Christmas arrangements produced from the local branch of NAFAS (National Association of Flower Arrangers.)
It really showed how much simpler and uncommercialised Christmas was in those days!
As in other years, I have tried to capture some of the essence of that in our home too, with homemade natural arrangements. We have attended a few meals, had the neighbours around and attended a few concerts, done our final visit to the local butchers and greengrocers. It is good to now slow down and spend Christmas with our children. How do you prepare for Christmas?
|Another sunrise in West Bay this time over the golf course.|
On the 6th Anniversary of starting this blog, I thank you so much for visiting me and wish you all a very Happy and peaceful Christmas!