Oooh well goodness me, even good old Scrooge couldn't deny that it's getting very Christmassy, isn't it? Acceptably so now, I think. No fear you might be shot down if you mention the 25th December! We had a great weekend, oh why do weekends consist of but two days? Bridport was looking and feeling splendid. The Arts Centre has been refurbished and is looking very smart, wishing us all a "Merry Christmas" too!
The Munchkin was not disappointed to see his best friend had turned out, the man in red!
Every year I take this photo and despite the Munchkin being rather small for his age (there is a reason for his nickname), each year he is getting a bit closer to Father Christmas! Not sure who's the furriest?
It was also Farmers' Market Day and there was a wonderful atmosphere, as well as aroma from the mulled cider! Pity I was driving!
The market stalls were out in force as the morning turned out to be unexpectedly fine. This chap always has a wonderful selection of vintage loveliness, I never seem to come away empty handed and we always have a good natter to boot.
Yummy vintage fabrics and crochet, yes please!
Of course, there also had to be a visit to Girls' Own Store and a snap of this year's window display. Hmm, now wish I'd bought those red tea towels!
By mid morning, we were flagging so we repaired to the cafe for locally sourced breakfast fuel. If the photo looks foggy it is because the camera lens misted up as it was so cold outside and so warm inside. I think the Munchkin was still half asleep!
I was lucky enough to make some good seasonal vintage finds at the weekend. The tinsel came from a charity shop near our cottage and the boxed baubles from the flea market at Shepton Mallett on Sunday. There are more baubles and some bead chains in the bottom of the basket, too, all thrifty. I'm not usually a fan of tinsel but this is the gorgeous vintage-y sort, all soft to the touch and in deliciously non-brash hues.
Meanwhile, life at home is getting busier by the minute. I'm sure many of you might join me in wishing you could clone yourself to get an extra pair of hands! Unbelievably, everything is already coming to a head at the Munchkin's school as they break up for the holidays tomorrow. Eeek! So off we trotted to marvel at this year's Christmas production...
They're certainly a tad cheekier now than the Nativity was in my day! The Munchkin's school has come into its own for the festive season with the big fir on the front lawn decorated with lights.
So the last day at school can mean but one thing (other than hoardes of drawings and "things" suddenly coming home!)
It means there must be a Christmas party, of course, so there has been much activity in the kitchen late this afternoon.
The Munchkin is taking his cutting out most seriously!
That's it, give it a good hard press!
So off to bed he now has gone and off to the kitchen I must return to actually get the things baked and ready for tomorrow.
If all this festivity is getting a bit much for you, I suggest you take a leaf out of Charlie Boy's book and head straight for your Mum's latest treasured purchase for a well earned rest!