It's here! The countdown to my favourite time of year begins today! Are you excited too or are you dreading it? Are you a big child or a Bah Humbug? Do you see all the wonderful things to create or are you filled with dread with endless lists? Whichever camp you are in, Christmas usually produces some sort of emotion in all of us. Have you figured out which camp I am in?
Come on inside and join us for a drink, red wine ok for you?
A warm glass of Rioja is what we are having a tipple of...
|White lights from tonight to welcome our friends|
|Come on in it's chilly outside|
The Norwegians will also (typically) have a star in their windows representing the north star that guided the Kings and wise men to Bethlehem. The ones in our windows my not lead to that holy of places now, but it really does welcome one home.
|The North star represented in our front window, |
a cheery sight on a dark night
|Not sure why it has turned out red as|
both the light inside and the star are white!
Today, Sunday 30th November 2014 is the first Sunday in Advent. In the Christian world it is the count down to the coming of the Christ and leading towards celebration. My post this time last year explains the colour choice of candles,( last years' post ) although this year I have reverted back to four purple candles,
only because I couldn't find a short stubby pink candle the same size!
|Each year I have a different Advent candle display|
|This year I have mirror plates to reflect the light|