Saturday, December 10, 2016

Getting festive

Last week, we visited the local weekend Christmas market at the Old Great Square. The hint of snow cast a delightful sparkle on the event and everything felt quite cheerful and festive. Now that the artisan and farmers’ stalls are there again all is back to the grey and dark scale. But as long as it stays below freezing point I don’t mind. The little frost we had helped me to find the right vibes for the season.



We bought ourselves a present: two sheepskins to cover the seats of the leather sofa in the living room. That was just my kind of a present as Christmas shopping couldn’t get more local and ecological than that!

Talking about sofas and festivities, I do hope all my friends in the UK will sit back by the TV at 8pm and give their votes to the Finnish girl with the most beautiful first name in the world, not because I ask you to but because she is such a phenomenal singer and entertainer. As to her name, I’m a bit biased. My dear daughter, who by the way has a great voice too, is also named Saara.


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  1. We have just watched Saara sing - she performed really well, has a lovely personality and is very popular.
    One of my granddaughters is also a singer, she is a soprano studying at the Royal Northern Conservatoire.

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    1. I am happy you have a singer in the family! My Saara is such a shy performer we rarely have a chance to hear her sing.

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  2. It looks very festive with you, and those sheepskins must be lovely and cosy to sit on. I'm afraid I didn't watch X Factor and was to late to vote. It was a shame Saara didn't win. Sarah x

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    1. We heard the show lost viewers this season because it coincided with episodes of Planet Earth II, the talk of the town! I can't wait for the DVD to be available! These days one of our Christmas holiday traditions is to watch a few episodes of series I on the home cinema. - Matt is classic good but Saara is such a versatile singer I am sure this publicity for her talent will open up an international career for her.

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