Hi All, for this month I give you “A Tudor Christmas”, which looks at where all our Christmas traditions come from. A lot of people think that the Victorians gave us a lot of our Christmas activities and traditions but in fact many of them go back to Tudor times.
Alison Weir is a famous historical author and has written extensively on Henry VIII’s wives and Siobhan Clarke is a lecturer and guide for some of our historic Royal Palaces including Henry VIII’s favourite, Hampton Court.
The book examines different aspects of Christmas and explains how they came about. I love books like this, I have always loved history, especially about Christmas my most favourtie time of year. Eldest bought this book for me last Christmas and I read it during the holidays.
Sorry for radio silence this week but it has been one of those weeks! Had a great day on Tuesday with Jayne Christmas shopping although we both said that all the stores seem to be doing a very “low key” Christmas this year with a lot less displays and Christmas gifts! We usually spend the day looking for those little extra gifts for our families and hardly found anything! It think it must be a reaction to all this rubbish Brexiet delays and now, of course, the General Election!!! Just what we all need before Christmas!!!
Wednesday and Thursday were taken up with work and also helping Youngest sort out where his suitcase was after his trip to Florida!!! Yes as only with us, his case was not on his flight because of a mix up with the tickets attached to the bag and it was left in Florida. Eventually it made its way back to Gatwick and then to Heathrow and finally last night to our home at 7.45pm!!!! We didn’t think he would ever see it again, so at least that was one benefit and it looks to be in one piece!!!
I managed to get home jobs done yesterday as well and also all my washing and ironing so at least I am up to date for now!!!! I am hoping that next week will be a little calmer. The weekend is manic of course and DH is out all day on Sunday as it is Remembrance Sunday here and he is out on Saturday night too at at friend’s daughters 18th Birthday doing the music for her!!! Tonight it is the Small Pool Swimmers their championships but that is usually a quick event and the littlies love it especially when they get their trophies!!!
I hope you all have a wonderful weekend whatever you are up to.
Hugs, Susie xx
Treacle’s had a quiet week, lots of rain so she has been snoozing in her basket!!!!!