Good Morning December

Glencoe Gold

It’s official, Christmas in on its way!

I wait all year round for this, I know its and anti climax and all that but this is the part I love most, the build up. Jo put the trees up and got part of the house ready yesterday while on strike, bless her,  and I never tire of hearing the Christmas songs on the radio apart from the bad re make versions of band aid “do they know its Christmas”

Got a houseful coming this year for dinner so it will be great fun, Stormy will be in her element with all her pressies to open, remember she’s our fur kid and gets treated better than one….and me!

Funny though how at the same time as being excited  about December and Christmas I cannot get missing Mum and friends out of my head, must be a guilt complex or something but we go through it don’t we, what right do have to be happy! I know my mum would say “every right” now get on with it….

So today’s image is dedicated to December, my mum Kate and Richard who was my mate, business partner and brother in law

God bless em





  1. Glyn December 1, 2011 at 6:13 PM #

    Nowt like being a big kid about Christmas, in your case ‘Huge kid’ over here christmas is huge and traditional. Families read short christmas stories before opening presents.They open presents on Christmas night not morning.

    What do people do?
    People generally spend Christmas Day with family members or close friends. Some attend church services and many sing traditional Christmas carols. A large meal is traditionally eaten in the afternoon or early evening. Typical dishes include:

    Roast goose or duck stuffed with apples, chestnuts, onions or prunes.
    Red cabbage with onions and apple.
    Boiled potatoes.
    People also eat turkey, beef, venison or wild boar in some parts of Germany.
    Public life
    Christmas Day is a public holiday in Germany. Post offices, banks, stores and businesses are closed. However, stores in some tourist areas may be open and stores at railway stations, airports and along highways are usually open.

    There are some restrictions on selling alcohol, public performances and dancing. Public transport services may run as usual, at a reduced service or no service depending on where one lives or intends to travel.

    Traditional Christmas decorations include:

    Christmas trees.
    Small candles or electric lights.
    Wooden nutcrackers.
    Incense burners in various shapes.
    Cribs with figures representing Mary, Joseph, Jesus, the shepherds and the three wise men.
    Gingerbread houses decorated with sweets.
    Christmas pyramids (three-dimensional scenes that are turned by a fan driven by candle heat).
    Schwibbogen (decorative arc-shaped candle holders) are displayed in the Ore Mountains in Saxony. Each candle holder is made of a single piece of wood or metal and holds more candles on top of an arc. The arc is filled with figures to create a scene. Some scenes represent aspects of the Christmas story, while others display local traditions or events.

    Sweet snacks are popular at Christmas. Traditional treats include: Plätzchen (flat biscuits covered in sugar frosting); Lebkuchen (gingerbread); Pfeffernüsse (gingerbread covered in sugar frosting and small candies); Stollen (a rich bread filled with dried fruit and a marzipan roll); and Spekulatius (small cookies flavored with cinnamon, nutmeg and other spices).

    • Adrian December 2, 2011 at 9:09 AM #

      wow, you been wikipediang or what?

      must admit when I have been to Germany and especially Russia at Christmas they celebrate this far more traditionally and religiously, really enjoyed Stuttgart and Moscow at this time of year and of course its not Christmas in Russia til 7th Jan is it? Dinner sounds nice mate

      looking forward to it, I get a little lonely working on my own this time of year but I love the radio and the music a sit helps me through. Working later this morn, a little shoot then off to the peaks at last for a shoot with a mate…

      have a good un mate


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