Sunday, 17 December 2017
Christingle, whatever that is, occurred today.
This is one of those Anglican advent things that I have never seen before coming here.
The symbolic side represents Christ as light and that explains the candle on top. The kids love it and are allowed to stand there with lit candles in hand, not something they can do often! The vicar informed us he had to do a Health & Safety appraisal for this because candles were involved! Just how we survived without insurance companies insisting on such daft precautions I do not begin to understand. No accidents happened, nothing burnt down and all as usual enjoyed the day.
Symbols are often used in Anglican churches but in my mind they are not required. Just say what you mean and get on with it is my way, too many symbolic candles, symbolic this and that and none are actually required however they like them and it gives the kids something to make them feel involved.
An early morning frost and fog covered us this morning. This was better than the smell of burning plastic that filled the air about this place when I came back at lunchtime. Quite what was burning I know not but the neighbours will not be happy!
There is still a moose loose aboot this hoose and he is annoying me. While all foodstuffs are unavailable he has now got into my plant and spread much everywhere during the night. I again can hear him chewing at inaccessible places making it difficult for me to block him. Two 'humane' traps have been ignored and if they continue to be ignored less humane ones will be employed.