Bob is in a ' I is a happy boy ' mood.
Sophie is in a ' Why is no one paying attention to me ? ' mood.
Sophie's mood music is noisier than her brothers.
The little market town humming. It's not only the Brits who stop work for two weeks over Christmas.
There is something in the Calvinist DNA that finds sitting out in the sun in December irredeemably naughty.
On our way back to the car we're passed by a Santa on stilts, an unsmiling man in a top hat playing drums and a rather inept juggler. Surprisingly they don't ask for money. In fact they seem to be remarkably noncommercial.
In the window of one of those upmarket furniture stores a set of Alessi Christmas baubles. Hard to imagine you could do much that's new with tree ornaments but these are rather stylish.
At nearly $25 a piece they're not selling. We'll wait until they're in the January sales.
And here is a jolly little Swedish Christmas number to kick off the day with a smile :https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=O2DU5yOJD1E