Sunday 9th December 2012
Monday 10th DecemberI really enjoy watching the tradesmen joining in the fun at this time of year. When I finished work, I saw this taxi as I was walking home. Doesn't it look great? I've seen it around since the beginning of the week.
|Jules on Saturday|
The French traders from Normandy arrived to set up their market at the old weighbridge. M, Cairis and I went down to see what they had brought over to sell, and decided to have an onion saucisse in a piece of baguette and some mulled cider -yum! The decorations looked very cool and elegant!
Late night shopping in town tonight. I decided to wander down to watch the street entertainment as M was doing Border Morris dancing in the centre. The lights were attractive, and the ambience was good, as the shops had all made an effort to be festive- offering mince pies, hot drinks, music etc. Cairis and I did a little shopping and then drove home leaving the Morris men to go to the pub for a music and drinking session:-)Friday 14th
Last day of school, last day of work for the year:-) My French students gave me a gift of the NOEL wooden letters which go well with the ones I had which say SNOW. I have put them on top of the cupboards either side of my tv.
A busy, busy day today! As promised, the weather had really warmed up and is back in double figures:-) I went shopping with my friend this morning, although we traditionally give ourselves a whole day to do it. The band had promised to play for Durell ( The Zoo) when they had their
'Meet Father Christmas' afternoon . We headed out in time to start at 2.30, with the plan to do an hour and then leave. Of course, things don't always go according to plan, and we were so well received that they asked us to keep playing, if we didn't mind! We stayed until they closed, and then had to rush as the Ceilidh Band members among us had a wedding to play at in the evening:-). This was the wedding of the daughter of one of our musicians, and we had been booked to play for months. It was a fantastic evening.The venue was somewhere new for us, and very elegant! I think everyone had fun- and the bride was amazed when her father got up on stage and joined in with the band. I think he just didn't want to dance!!