Saturday, December 23, 2006

The magic of christmas

It's dark here, it has been foggy for a week apart from today - when it was merely gloomy.

While it has been foggy, the temperature has also been below freezing which has created some amazing spiders' webs on the trees in the garden.

I've been up on Bledlow Ridge where the fog and ice has created a really etherial atmosphere. Today ice was fallling like snow from the trees turning the road white beneath them on an otherwise dank day.

So, all in all, not very Christmassy - apart from Sophie. She's wandering the house today with sleigh bells tied in her hair and is excited as only a six year old can be at the thought of Santa visiting Princes Risborough.

This morning she wa giving her take on a few favourite Christmas Carols - including the new lyric: 'Ding dong merrily on high, the ding dong birds are singing gloooooooooooria, Susanah is a country'. Not quite the words I remember....

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