Wednesday, December 17, 2014

Late-Night Christmas Shopping

On the first Wednesday of December we all went out to an annual tradition in Boroughbridge, late-night Christmas shopping.  The streets were full, and the shops were open past their normal closing time, open until about 7:30!

Father Christmas was there.

Ella did not want her picture taken with him, thank you very much.  She's never been too excited about people in costume.  After a pre-bed conversation with James last night about why Santa had to work all year round making toys, I'm getting the feeling that James is believing in Santa more this year.  And by conversation, I mean more of a monologue by James.

There were friends.

And there were treats for 50 pence.

There were magical shop windows.

There was a big Christmas tree.

And the crowning jewel of the evening?  CHESTNUTS ROASTING OVER AN OPEN FIRE.

Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good night.


  1. I loved this. It felt like Christmas just to see those pictures. My favorite is the store window. It was perfect!!

    1. Thanks, Judy! It did seem like one of those magical Christmas moments. :)