Sophie wanders into the newly ploughed field to search for an early morning pre-breakfast snack. Despite her best efforts there are no decapitated voles or badger poo to be found today.
Madame Bay and the ladies of the Beautiful Bye Ways Committee are at the church early. Every year they set up the Christmas Crib in front of the altar on (or around) December 20th. They then lock up the church and only return when the festive season is over. In the meantime the Crib and its lights shine away in an empty and bolted church. How scary is that ? This has been a village tradition ever since the last curate left in 1957. Madame Bay says it '' makes the church feel loved ".