Behold the crystal fountain. This new development of a couple of houses and illuminated fountain (real water) has magically been built near the Village. One day it might become part of the ever expanding Village … right now it is still enough in the country for the villagers to get away to as a retreat. So peaceful, away from the bustle.
We have all heard of genies in lamps, even a genie in a bottle. Jeannie’s bottle seems to have been fairly cheap. But this is a real blast. Carol singers in a can, the sound emerging horn-style. It is the kind of noise that gives a simple pleasure … if you are the one producing it. And the repertoire is – well, constant.
Here are a few pictures of Fun in the Lounge things. And I am eyeing up on my deak Judith Flanders’ ‘Christmas: a biography’ – what a great topic for a book. It has a legend of symbols used throughout – Carnival and riot, Religion: ritual and rite, The gift-bringers: Saints to Santa. Fun in the Lounge should be a whole lot better informed next year.