Christmas Trees and Cake

You know when you don’t want to go somewhere but when you do,  you end up having a good time.  Well, that was me this afternoon.

I was not intending to go out as I had mentally set the time aside to make a sheep but a friend asked me if I was going to the “Waas teas”. I started by saying I wasn’t but then felt I should go out more and I could possibly get a few broadband request forms completed too.

A Festival of Trees, with craft stalls and possibly the best tea at our local hall.

My friends and I looked at the trees first, which were excellent – very innovative.  A huge variety and I haven’t taken photos of half of them.

A tree of playing cards.

This is by the local care home – Wastview.  Inspirational.

Sea glass

Beer bottle tops

Loo roll

(possibly my favourite).

The craft fair was fun and varied too and there was also a Santa’s Grotto with Santa (or Santie as they call him here or Father Christmas as we call him at home) who was not scary. In our day (when my girls were small) one wore a creepy old man mask which was utterly terrifying. No one would go near him which sort of defeated the object of Father Christmas.

And then the tea and oh, what a tea.  There were vast trays of sandwiches and cake and we just helped ourselves, sat down with friends and chatted.

I feel a bit full now.

11 thoughts on “Christmas Trees and Cake

  1. Suzanne Kelly

    I’m sure many people know that feeling about how you just want to stay home, but you do have a good time when you go out. It looks like you have fabulous time and those trees are all so creative!

    You’ve now put the picture in my head of your creating a live nativity scene complete with Lambie and co, a couple of Shetland ponies, a dog or two and a cat (to represent the angels of course).

  2. Deb

    The tea looks wonderful. So happy you went. Most of us who live with many animals don’t get off the farm much. So glad you are trying to do more. I really need to do this. Sometimes our mental health needs it more than we will admit. And the best thing about it ? Seeing everyone who is SO excited for you to get home

  3. M in NC

    Glad you did get out and about. Looks like a lovely turnout too!
    Please tell me about the first tree , the one with all the knitted upside-down tree shapes, or are they little flags? That is a NEAT idea! Lots of practice with all those Fair Isle patterns!

    M in NC


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