Sunday, 7 December 2008
Day 7 was a perfect night following on from a beautiful sunny, crisp day which brought out the crowds for both the day and the night. Over a hundred people turned up to see beach hut 410 and share in the Christmas experience, so many that we ran out of mulled wine and mince pies.
Karen themed her hut around the Christmas tradition of the Christingle. This is made from an orange representing the world which has a red ribbon wrapped round it to represent the blood of Christ, four sticks have sweets placed on them to represent the fruit of the earth and the whole thing is topped off with a candle to represent Christ, the light of the world.
The centrepiece of the display was a giant size Christingle surrounded by candles and lanterns and the children were invited to make one of their own during the evening.
We also had more singing as members of St. Andrews Community Choir led us in the carols Away in a Manger and Silent Night.
The next hut is right down by Hove Lawns - number 27.
Day 6 of our calendar really pulled the stops out with loads of things to see and do.
The hut was visible up and down the seafront as it had lighted stars mounted on it and in the air above it, guiding visitors to a recreation of the holy stable.
The theme was O Come, O Come Emmanuel and Caroline and Steve had covered their hut with different names that are used to describe Jesus and people were asked to put a little star on the name that meant the most to them.
On top of all this there were games for the children to play and for the first time so far this month we got to sing some carols together.
Next hut is also by the lagoon - number 410.