Wednesday 22 December 2021

Wishing you all a very happy and peaceful holiday. If you are travelling do take care, and keep safe.
To you all💙

Monday 13 December 2021

Christmas Whirligig

Memories were rekindled for me by a lovely post from Gina showing some traditionally hand carved wooden figures from the Ore Mountains, an area that spans south-eastern Germany (Saxony) and north-western Czechia

It reminded me that we too had some similar carved figures. I am not 100% sure that ours were made in the Ore Moutains. They were purchased by us at an outdoor Christmas market in Hamburg many moons ago. But where are they now? The hunt was on. Eventually I managed to located the box in which I had hidden them away. It was a delight to rediscover and see them again, especially as I uwrapped each item carefully from the many layers of protective tissue paper.

When the candles are lit the sails twirl around which then revolves the navity tableaux inside the stable which is being visited by the three kings whilst shepherds stand guard around the outside with their sheep.

The choir sings

The sheep wait patiently

Mary & Joseph watch over the crib, 

and then the three kings arrive bearing gifts of gold, frankincense and myrrh.