Thursday, December 20, 2012
A particular nativity.
Time to dig out the Christmas crib . Mary, three wisemen , two shepherds, a little boy holding a bird, half a dozen towering angels and what appears to be a little old lady in a blue dress. Another smaller angel sitting side saddle on the roof of the stable. Joseph plays no part in this very particular nativity scene.
Madame Bay , who is here to ' do the bedrooms ' makes clucking noises as each piece is unwrapped . Half ' oh la la ' and half ' ha ha ha ' . Sometimes she is so overcome with joy she claps. Our saintly septaguenarian is delighted, as she is every year, by everything to do with Christmas.
By the end of the morning she has rearranged all the pieces so that angels, wisemen and shepherd are all mixed up together. Rather like a chaotic village gathering.