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almost a family heriloom

December 1, 2012


Once again the thermometer shows minus numbers. The beloved bought some coal. That’s a sure sign that the weather will return to being wet – perhaps I shouldn’t have given that thought a voice.

Arlo has spent most of the day playing his clarinet at various venues  including at the SaMS concert and he’s clarinetted out. Good job it’s December 1st which means we can get the advent string going.1st-december6

Not for us the tacky chocolate, paper and plastic advent calendar from a shop – we have a home made advent string: 24 squares of fabric (OK old sheet) lovingly decorated with festive (and other) designs, attached to coloured cotton string – needs to be quite strong string.

Into each square  a sweet (one for each child usually) is placed and then the square’s folded up and pegged on to the line, where it hangs enticingly full of promise.

Looks quite nice hanging along the staircase too.


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