I’ve written extensively in previous Christmas journals about how sad I felt when the kids grew up and we had to let go of the magic that is a child’s Christmas. In recent years Maurice and I have tried to do things to make Christmas magical for us. Here’s some things we enjoy:
A Christmas Concert
This year we have tickets for the Brighton Festival Chorus Christmas concert at Brighton Dome. We have been a couple of times before and have taken Mum with us. It takes place on the last Sunday afternoon before Christmas and is sooo Christmassy! We have also enjoyed a Christmas concert at a local church with the Salvation Army band (really enjoyed their jazzy interpretation of Christmas songs!), and the carol service at church.
I have a little selection now, and they only come out for use in December!
Christmas Tree Festival
A few years ago, a local church had a Christmas tree festival. I took my camera along for some sparkly shots! They are repeating it this year, I must get along there later.
Nicholas’s university town was Bath, which probably hosts the best Christmas Market in the South! We went a couple of times.
A town walk
Maurice generally has some holiday to take in December. I try to finish all the shopping before so that we can go to one of our local towns and just wander around taking photos of the signs of Christmas.
Day 6 (already??!) of my Christmas advent parcels. Coincidently, with Shimelle’s prompt of ‘cosy Christmas’, I opened this:
I think I might just use that this evening when cosying up on the sofa!