As everyone in the UK knows Raymond Briggs, "The Snowman" is a firmly established favourite tradition. The book was first published way back in 1978, can you believe!
(i'm not sure how well known it is outside the UK, would love you to let me know though.)
However it has become a firm tradition in our family to go and see Christopher Bell conducting the Royal Scottish National Orchestra performing The Snowman live, while the animated story is shown on a huge screen. Christmas music, carols and songs make up an evening of entertainment. I always take my niece who just loves the silly song where all the audience has to stand up and join in with all the actions! This year it was the penguin song, so the whole audience was hopping about like penguins at one point!!!
These are two small gifts for my friends two wee ones.
The first set of felt numbers by MiChiMa are for a four year old who just loves drawing her numbers and the felt sandwich, by Pachom, is for her 2 year old brother who loves to "play" at eating his tea, (and therefor driving his mum daft).
Last weekend i went to the opening of a mixed, Winter Exhibition, of which i was part of, at a small rural gallery about 40 miles north of me. I awoke on Sunday morning to a beautiful blanket of snow which made the driving a wee bit tricky but the scenery just lovely!
Some of us were colder than the others!
Hot chocolate and chocolate crispies were enjoyed by all!
I have loved the stars too fondly to be fearful of the night - Galileo
I don't own a cell phone or a pager. I just hang around everyone I know, all the time. If someone wants to get a hold of me, they just say 'Mitch,' and I say 'what?' and turn my head slightly. - Mitch Hedberg
Books to the ceiling,/ Books to the sky,/ My pile of books is a mile high./ How I love them! How I need them!/ I'll have a long beard by the time I read them. - Arnold Lobel
"When I saw you I fell in love, and you smiled because you knew." Arrigo Boito
I'm living so far beyond my income that we may almost be said to be living apart. - ee Cummings
I like an escalator because an escalator can never break, it can only become stairs. There would never be an escalator temporarily out of order sign, only an escalator temporarily stairs. Sorry for the convenience. -Mitch Hedberg
Ending a sentence with a preposition is something up with which I will not put. -Winston Churchill