Tonight we enjoyed having children visit. What does the Christmas story remind us? To look for the child – the vulnerable child in a difficult place, the expected or unexpected child, the child within. James gifted us a handmade card and told me about the three parts he is taking in a nativity play – first child, first shepherd, first wise man. We talked about the clever men who looked for signs and saw a star which they interpreted. All […]
And so there are a couple of small trees on the wall. They feature Mickey and Minnie on the one side and Nashville etc. (a very big ‘etc.’) on the other. Oh – and a bit of greenery that is too bothersome to take down. Just in the dining room. Nowhere else.
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.