It decidedly un-Christmassy looking across the road. The drizzle is drizzling with occasional burst into heavy downpours. The field opposite fill up with water then it drains slowly away only to fill up immediately when there is more than an hours rain, the ground is just too sodden to drain away the rain as it falls.
Closer to home we have the fairy lights and tinsel round the posts that hold up the porch roof. It looks a bit sparse during the day but at night with the lights twinkling it is Christmassy enough for me to smile everytime I see it.
Last years wreath that I was going to refresh with homegrown holly and ivy sadly bit the dust and disintegrated. I didn't really want to pay much for a fresh one, but I was going to bite the bullet and get one that I could look after better and refresh next year. Then ... I struck lucky!!
I was in M&S in Llandudno and went upstairs to use the toilets, and what should I spy on the reduced to clear Christmas decoration shelf ..... a wreath for £7.50. It didn't have much colour but by the time I had brought it home added a couple of red baubles and the ribbon salvaged from last years wreath it was festive enough to adorn the front door.
I'm happy and it will be in use for many years to come with more tinkering to change it's appearance slightly each year.
Reverse Advent - Day 21
Five selection boxes that I put in the Foodbank trolley in Sainsbugs.
When I was little I loved to get a selection box from Santa. We didn't have many big bars of chocolate regularly like children do these days. You had to wait to get your pocket money at the end of the week to treat yourself, these days children seem to expect the chocolate will be part of the shopping!! But every Christmas we would get a selection box, and I loved it.
I hope these will make a child smile this Christmas.