Thursday, 21 December 2017

Thanks and our little town.

First of all thanks.   I had an e mail from Gayle (Square Dogs) asking for my address and as a result, today, just as I was preparing lunch, a van drew up outside my house and out stepped a man with a vase of red, Christmas flowers with love from Gayle and her delightful Scottie pup Winston (or Mandibles as she calls him because he is a chewer!)   Such a surprise and what a delightful one.   You can imagine - I am not really looking forward to it this year - but keep cheerful because, even amongst my blogging friends I can think of two or three who will also be pleased when Christmas is over.   But this is just to say Gayle that they have brightened my day and also my sitting  room.   Thank you most sincerely.

Now for our little town.   Each year there is a window dressing competition and most of the shops take part.   One in particular really goes to town and several people have asked to see this year's.   They are not good photographs.  The buildings opposite are reflected in the window and there were so many people about that I couldn't stand far enough back to get in the whole picture - but here is a taste at least.


24 comments:

Bovey Belle said...

Wow - super window displays. The shopkeepers in Hay-on-Wye do a similar competition thing amongst themselves when it is the Literary Festival week.

How lovely of Gayle to send you the flowers to cheer you up. I am sure you will be giving yourself a little hug of pleasure when you look at them.

Simon Douglas Thompson said...

As I have often found, standing back to take shots of shops mean you end up accidentally ending up in the way of the cars!

Bonnie said...

What lovely photos! Thank you for going to the trouble to take these. They are both so pretty but there is a calm beauty in the white one.

Sending you warm thoughts for the coming days.

John "By Stargoose And Hanglands" said...

If all window displays were as good as this I'd not bother to look up so much!

Gwil W said...

Lovely to see. My favourite is the Santa beside the post box. As Simon cautions: please don't stand in the road to take the pics.

John Going Gently said...

Gayle designed our wedding cards! She's a trouper

Frugal in Essex said...

What a wonderful surprise and absolutely stunning window displays. There is something so lovely when people go the extra mile at Christmas.

Camille said...

Gayle is a wonderful and thoughtful woman. What a nice surprise. Wishing you a peaceful and stress free Christmas dear Weave. X

Penny said...

Lovely window displays.

angryparsnip said...

I love the windows ! Bothe wonderful.
Happy to knoW the flowers came and were not full of ice.!

Thank You for being such a good friend to me and all my Scotties.
Merry Christmas.

cheers, parsnip and mandibles

Joanne Noragon said...

Cheers to the sheep that wandered in from the cold.

Starting Over, Accepting Changes - Maybe said...

The windows are great and what fun to see. Christmas may be difficult but you have a wonderful support group who will be there for you at any time. Bless you, Pat, and let others give to you this year.

Iris said...

Thank you for posting the pictures! Those shops are gorgeous!!!

Cro Magnon said...

I love it when people make a real effort. Well done those shops!

Derek Faulkner said...

Simple but meaningful acts like that of Gayle's are what Christmas should be about, well done to her for putting a touch of joy into your Christmas.

Librarian said...

What a nice surprise to receive flowers unexpectedly! I sometimes have flowers sent to my mother-in-law in Ripon, because we live so far apart and I can only see her once a year.
The shop windows are nice, I would like to "window shop" in your little town which is really a lovely place.

Maria said...

How thoughtful and very sweet of Gayle!
Thank you for the photos of the shop windows. They are beautiful.
Greetings Maria x

Tom Stephenson said...

It is amazing how nice most bloggers are. Jack@ has sent me quite a few things. Your window displays are better than ours in 'trendy' Bath!

Linda Metcalf said...

Beautiful displays...love the white deer!

Gail, northern California said...

Thank you, Weave. I enjoyed seeing the shop windows. Wish I could have been with you when the photos were taken. I would have bought the pillow with the little girl and her dog.

Mary said...

Lovely decorations - thanks for showing us.
Enjoy your flowers, and remember many people are thinking of you knowing this will be a different Christmas.
Best wishes for the coming year Pat.
Mary

Sue said...

Lovely photos :-)

Although this year has been such a tough one for you and Christmas will no doubt be so difficult I would like to wish you all the very best for Christmas and the New Year. Your many blogging buddies will be thinking of you and holding you in their hearts over the festive period. xx

The Weaver of Grass said...

Thanks to you all. I am putting the final touches to my preparations for my Boxing Day party for all the family.

liparifam said...

How thoughtful :) I emailed for your address, too, but don't think I ever got it; I wanted to send you a little something from the States. Oh, well, I'll just send my best wishes for a Happy Christmas instead! And a hug and kiss for Tess :)