Christmas Preparations 2018

IMG_2615

Wednesday 19th December 2018

Christmas has now become something that I actually look forward to now that I am not working. When I had the shop all Christmas meant to me was a lot of hard work and then 2 days off and then back to work! Now I can get out and see some of the Christmas attractions and get in to the festive spirit.

IMG_2617

We took dad out for a visit to the National Trust property of Mottisfont which is just down the road from us. We are frequent visitors here due to the proximity and it is great to see the flowers and trees as the seasons change. They also have different exhibitions throughout the year and on this trip the house was set up as it would have been for a 1930s Christmas.

IMG_2634

It was interesting to see how the other half enjoyed their festive season between the wars!

IMG_2633

The chandelier in the picture was very similar to the one we used to have at home…………but I got fed up with dusting it so we changed back to a normal light bulb!

IMG_2620

Outside the house were a family of reindeer ………

IMG_2618

…………and the red shiny nose really brightened up a rather overcast day!

IMG_2622

I wouldn’t have minded getting that car in my Christmas sack all those years ago……..come to think about it I would quite like it now!

IMG_2623

I’m not so sure on the book, I would have been a little disappointed if I had not got my usual copy of the Beano annual !

IMG_2625

So we had a short but sweet visit to Mottisfont.  The next exhibition is of Thelwells paintings (young girls on plump ponies) and that starts on January 5th.

This entry was posted in Uncategorized. Bookmark the permalink.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s