We are ready to celebrate an unusually quiet Christmas. New Covid restrictions mean that family members are keeping to their own homes, spread around different parts of the country. We shall join together digitally, but for once the house will not be awash with wrapping paper and there will be some semblance of order in the kitchen. We are a family who enjoy tradition, so there is no doubt about it, it is going to be strange. At six this evening we shall stand outside, as the other villagers intend to do, and ring bells to demonstrate our solidarity in dealing with this rampaging virus.
I've finished decorating the windows but when I stood on the kitchen steps to hang up the lantern and angel mobile I saw how mucky the white muslin shears had become. What a slattern!
Down they came for a thorough wash. No chance to hang them on the line in constant rain. They were draped over the kitchen creel overnight.
Ah, that's better - and a bit of sunshine!
The table is ready for several days of feasting.
WISHING YOU ALL, DEAR BLOGGERS,
A PEACEFUL CHRISTMAS AND A HEALTHY 2021.