Tag Archives: Christmas

Family selfie

Thursday 30th December 2021, 1.50pm (day 3,780)

Family selfie, 30/12/21

Let’s push that Christmas theme a little further. There we are to top right, and I think this is the first time all three of us have appeared on the same featured shot. Here we await a lunch out, that was terrible and overpriced, so I will forebear from mentioning the name of the pub.

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Guerrilla Christmas tree

Saturday 25th December 2021, 12.55pm (day 3,775)

Wild Xmas tree, 25/12/21

Out on the path through the woods above the Hebden Water, someone has been dressing the trees, guerrilla-style. Happy Christmas to them, and, indeed, to you. I hope you enjoyed the day in whatever way you saw most fit. But that is, of course, true of every day.

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Christmas family gathering

Sunday 20th December 2020, 1.45pm (day 3,405)

Towneley Park gathering, 20/12/20

This is how Christmas works this year. We saw my side of the immediate family today — these people are not them, but we gathered in the same place, Towneley Park in Burnley. We didn’t bring our own seating either, but it worked out anyway. It was good to see them — but it shouldn’t have to be this way.

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Waiting for Christmas

Thursday 3rd December 2020, 9.25am (day 3,388)

String of lights, 3/12/20

Another less-than-exciting day…. This is never the most dynamic time of the year, is it? And in 2020…. like these lights, we are all just waiting for Christmas, which may or may not make a difference.

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Mum gets things ready

Sunday 29th December 2019, 12.35pm (day 3,048)

Mum prepares, 29/12/19

‘Twas the day of the annual family gathering at my parents’. Perhaps one of these days soon my Mum will allow someone else to take on the principal role at such events, but it hasn’t happened yet.

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Rudolf does his thing

Monday 23rd December 2019, 10.00am (day 3,042)

Rudolf, 23/12/19

More Christmas decoration, this time our annual harvesting of one of the house’s copious collection of sheep skulls for the usual Gothic effect. I spent all day at home working, but now I’m done. Christmas, whatever that means or represents — here we are.

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Sunday before Christmas

Sunday 22nd December 2019, 4.45pm (day 3,041)

Cafe decorations, 22/12/19

‘Tis the Sunday before Christmas, and by now it is obligatory for every commercial establishment to have decorated somehow. But so be it — our decorations are up at home as well.

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Christmas lights switch-on

Friday 16th November 2018, 5.00pm (day 2,640)

Xmas switch on, 16/11/18

The Campaign for Real Christmas long ago lost its fight to restrict this festival to December, and so Hebden Bridge, like most other places, can’t wait for November to end before switching on its decorations and accompanying this with the sale of vast amounts of plastic that within two weeks will be in landfill somewhere. But the photo opportunities this affords were better than those at work today, so here we go, it’s Advent — here, anyway.

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Rudolf

Wednesday 20th December 2017, 10.40am (day 2,309)

Rudolf, 20/12/17

It’s about time my annual contribution to the house’s Christmas decorations made the blog.

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Carol singers, at the station

Monday 11th December 2017, 5.25pm (day 2,300)

Carol singers, 11/12/17

Oooh — must be nearly Christmas. The carol singers are out. But it’s a nice way to raise money, in this case for the Railway Children charity (protecting street children in India, East Africa and the UK); and greeting us poor commuters as we stagger home on another freezing cold evening.

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