Sunday, December 8, 2019

Integral lights.

It fell to freezing earlier in the week but this morning it's mild with a half hearted attempt at mist. As soon as the door is opened Sophie is out with a howl and off chasing an audacious C-A-T that's been sleeping on the stone bench under the terrace. Sophie returns to the house by way of the laurel hedge. I suggest this does nothing for her appearance. I'm ignored.

The village still electrified by the altercation between the builder and the man with anger management issues.  The builder has taken to parking his van on the grass that abuts the angry mans lawn. This is either brave or foolhardy. I have a feeling we shall  know which when work restarts on the chateau after the weekend.

Back at The Rickety Old Farmhouse the Christmas crib is brought out of storage. Angus suggests to 'The Font' that we head off with Sophie to a fancy hotel for the season. Angus also suggests doing without the tree and decorations. Both ideas are summarily dismissed.

The crib is unpacked. 3 Kings. Mary, Joseph, shepherds, angels and a little old lady in a blue dress. The role of the little old lady in the blue dress remains unknown.  We have our own revisionist Nativity here.

Tomorrow, the Chinese faux tree with 'integral lights'  will be brought up from the cellar.

Christmas song 5. More naked flames. A Swedish Greensleeves - which sounds rather mysterious.


catherine said...

I have to say, Angus, that your revisionist Nativity set is somewhat lugubrious but unusual. We may never know what the little old lady in the blue dress was doing. May be Mary's MIL!!!

WFT Nobby said...

Christmas wouldn't be Christmas without the revisionist Nativity set.

Coppa's girl said...

Do you think that the little old lady in the blue dress is the Inn keeper's wife? She's come to tell them that as it's the festive season they'll have to pay extra, and there will be an additional charge for the baby. She's possibly already pointed out that they came as a couple and now there are three of them!

Yamini MacLean said...

Hari OM
Oh yes, Angus, there are just certain things that's must be maintained for the flow of the year. Nativities and faux trees are part of that! Lovely song. YAM xx

Poppy Q said...

They all look rather puzzled. Like you I am a bit ho hum about Christmas this year, but maybe some tinsel and sparkly lights will make it seem more cheerful.

Pam in NH said...

Was Sophie treated to the spa? She looks marvelous.
The Font is just trying to put life back on track at the ROF. The lady in blue is the One Wise Woman. She is said to have cleaned the stable, helped deliver the baby, brought a casserole and other goodies, and a good supple of diapers and baby needs. She also wisely made sure that the faux tree was set up. Love to all. XXX

Camille said...

I love the yearly presentation of your strangely charming nativity set. Pam's speculation on the lady in blue gave me the first belly laugh of the day. Looking forward to the tree installation. Does memory serve that this is the one that requires NASA grade sunglasses to fully appreciate it's light display?

Charlotte said...

Sophie looks very alert and content, which is a good thing.
Maybe the lady in blue is a shepherdess, she is tending the sheep.

Hailey and Zaphod and their Lady said...

It is a lovely set. We have put half our Christmas up and that is all we will do this year.