Friday, November 20, 2015

The pace hots up

Friday 20th November 2015

After a visit to Newcastle  yesterday evening for the Law Society's Annual Dinner, I was off up the North Tyne today to see "Father Christmas" arrive from the "North Pole"  --  in a conveyance drawn by real reindeer.  (The reindeer in the picture below is a carved one in the marquee.)

At the beginning of the Kielder Winter Wonderland, we were invited to show a hundred children with their families how to make Christingles.  A Moravian tradition, the "Christingle" (meaning Christ-light) was introduced to England by the Church of England's Children's Society which supports young people through all kinds of troubles.  The Christingle is made of an orange to represent the world, sultanas or sweets on cocktail sticks to represent the fruits of the earth in their four seasons, a central candle for the Light of Christ and a ribbon around the whole to show the love of God embracing the world.
     Then back down the valley to a school Curry Evening.

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