I am afraid that because Darrell and I have been busy with robust festive preparation we have had to leave Nigel a little to his own devices of late, and bless him, he hasn’t got up to anything of a dubious nature, but instead, has occupied himself by doing a bit of Nativity adoration …..
A bit of awe and wonder always brings out the best in Nigel ….….. who has now definitely and unequivocally decided that next year he wants to be in a “real” Nativity play and although it is a very long time to wait, it’s going to be one of the two things he is going to ask Father Christmas for.
He says he doesn’t mind which role he plays ….. but, a shepherd would be nice, especially as we have a lot of spare tea towels for his head, but obviously a stripy one would be more apt than one depicting the ponies of the New Forest or the Cornish Pasty recipe one we got from Mevagissey!
Nigel was also over the moon to see that our village Motor World shop had finally put his knitted Nativity scene of choice back in their window, and after their success in the village Christmas window display competition last year …. they have upped their game ….
Nigel likes to go and “adore” it after his tea, when it’s all lit up and he can ….. “Drink in it’s full wonderment!” as he so succinctly puts it.
This year Motor World’s tableau includes the new war memorial that was erected on the village green in the summer …. an ingenious touch which is bound to catch the eyes of the Christmas window display judging panel.
“It’s a window that incorporates everything of a Christmas, Nativity and village type nature …. ” Nigel has opined “….from cathedral type arches, Santa and his sleigh flying high in the sky, fairy lights, a Christmas tree, handicrafts and model making, candles, parcels, tinsel, a curious sheep, plus, the new developments in the village …..”