Thursday 19 November 2015
Our local 'fancy goods' shop has dressed its windows for Christmas. Yesterday afternoon friend W and I went in to have a look at the special things they have in for Christmas (and to have a coffee in their lovely cafe upstairs - and to resist the cake).
It is a bit early to put on such a display but when I complimented the lady on her window displays she said they had specially done them early before a lot of the attractive stuff had been sold. It is easy to get things out of the window so there is no problem.
It has certainly made our little town look festive. Inside the shop one of the attractive features is that they have a lot of glassware and crystal and these displays have been fitted with small lights which reflect around the shop.
We certainly came home full of the Christmas spirit. Then I unwrapped the puds I had made and steamed overnight. They seem to have shrunk a bit and I am not altogether happy with them, so I am now off into town to buy another small bottle of rum and a small white loaf for more breadcrumbs and then I shall make one more large pudding for our Boxing Day gathering. The farmer and I might cheat by eating one of these smaller puddings before the big day. There is always advantage to be gained from adversity if you know where to look.