On Friday we had the switching on of the lights near where we live and there is a little ceremony and then carol singing at the church hall. Then Santa comes and gives all the kids a selection box. Hearing about the selection box my kids were most keen to come along.
These pics are not up to my usual standard as they were taken by Jack. You can see a pic of people looking across a road to where the lights are being switched on a Christmas tree. There was a procession of carol singers and then a kid's marching band, but Scamp took fright at the band. You can see it from his point of view, as he wouldn't understand the music, but might think it was a little marching army with people banging drums and blowing trumpets. The girls went near teh tree and band and Scamp started frantically pulling and barking as if he wanted to go and rescue them so I decided to take him for a walk, asking Jack to take the pics. Later on I sat outside the hall with Scamp and saw the ladies making the tea in the kitchen doing what looked like country dancing to the carols, twirling each other about.
Holly stayed overnight and the girls made these little paper people and accessories and Holly requested that I put her's on this blog. Girls seem to like these tiny little things, and they like putting things into bags and carrying them around, which I suppose is practice for later when they have a handbag. This little person is called 'Bobbles' and seems to be a Father Christmas type person, with a sack of presents. He/She also has a comb, some slippers and two footballs. That last one is true to life as both Eleanor and Holly are in the local girls' football team.