the cold, experiencing a mode of travel long forgotten…what a delightful touch. People love a
festival! You can check out the Mahone Bay website link listed before for activities and events.
Our shop had a special visit from St. Nick and his wife or maybe she was his mistress elf…gee I wouldn’t want to start a rumour about the old guy. The festive couple were regaled in seasonal costumes made by Vicki Bardon of Suttles & Seawinds. Our St. Nick was played, very realistically, by our very own Dr. Abriel, and yes, that’s his real beard folks! The lovely lady accompanying him is his wife Heather. I’ll bet they had fun visiting the shops and stopping to chat with people passing by. (Sorry, I just have to say, "gosh the shop looks great in this picture!")
It was cold last weekend and windy. The gloves are on people, winters here! Considering the temperatures earlier in the week it was a bit of a disappointment, but then again cold weather goes against my grain. I was meant for warmer climates but I suppose if I live long enough global warming will accommodate me. My Father Christmas, that may or may not be a depiction of King Neptune, had to be brought inside as the wind toppled him twice. I think the poor guy broke his neck as it’s hanging at a weird angle.
The shop wasn’t as busy as other years but frankly I feel it’s just too early. In November we are still hanging on to fall, not wanting to think about winter and snow and changing tires and the long, cold haul ahead. December, on the other hand, is synonymous with Christmas and we all want to see a bit of the white stuff so being it on! Once the 12th month rolls around, I think people swing into festive action and get serious about shopping, make fruit cake and shortbreads, drag out the ornaments, erect a tree, and buy the Christmas Crackers. That's my plan anyway.
Hope to see you out and about this coming weekend. Drop by the shop for a bit of Christmas cheer! Don't forget, our coupon is still in effect until December 2nd when the Festival ends.
Give like Santa, save like Scrooge!