According to Our Dear Boy, despite the reassuring progression of the Advent Calendar, Christmas is too far away. He suggests we have it earlier.
Here is St Nicholas having a chat with the Norse Gods Odin and Frigg. Odin led the Wild Hunt through the stormy skies during Yule and was said to leave gifts for children. Frigg is one of my favourites. She so loved her son Baldr that she made all living things promise to never harm him. Only the mistletoe did not promise and Loki, the trickster god, contrived to have Baldr killed with a spear of mistltoe. Frigg’s tears became mistletoe berries. When Baldr was restored to life, Frigg made mistletoe a symbol of love.
Beethoven is not part of the Pantheon, he just likes the company. More folks will arrive as the days pass and it is a merry throng who oversee the opening of gifts under the tree.
Our Dear Girl and I made some hair clip gifts. This was actually Our Dear Boy’s idea but he had had his fill of the stamping and gone off to the Lego. The clips are made by sticking sequins and little jewels onto a hair clip with PVA glue. Probably not going to last the century but I don’t think Our Dear Girl is quite ready for the hot glue gun. (Pst…I reglued these with the hot glue gun last night just to make sure!)
How are the preparations going at your house?