Well, where has December gone ...... suddenly it's Christmas! Having been laid low for a month or so, with a succession of bad back, sore throat and head cold, it's been a bit of a rush to catch up and have everything ready in time for the festive season. But ..... I actually think I'm done now, pressies wrapped, most of my food and drink bought, the decos up and can relax a bit.
Here are a couple of photos of St John's Church in the centre of Blackpool, complete with Christmas Tree and children's funfair.
Actually, Lindsay and I had a lovely night out last Tuesday when we attended the Grand Theatre in Blackpool to listen to a Christmas Carol Concert given by the Poulton-le-Fylde (Silver) Brass Band. It was a wonderful evening, begun with a delicious meal at Nando's chicken restaurant (the chicken was tasty and succulent and the service great - we shall definitely be going again). Nando's is literally situated on the opposite corner to the Grand so we didn't have far to walk! The evening consisted of traditional and contemporary carols played by the brass band, along with sing-a-long carols, an acapella group (who sang to everyone in the foyer of the theatre as we all left - in fact, Lindsay had her photo taken with them and they sang an extra song especially for us - great ending to the night)!
Lindsay "leaning on the lamp-post" outside the Grand !
The Grand is a fantastic Victorian music hall theatre
Mia had a high old time after I had decorated our Christmas tree - she will insist on clambering up inside the tree, standing on her back legs and batting at the baubles through the branches or even trying to gnaw the fairy lights (which merits a bit of a telling off each time - she only does this when I am on the phone - next to the tree - and she wants my attention!).
Wishing You All a Happy and Peaceful Christmas and New Year 2013 !
See You Next Year !