Tuesday, 16 December 2008
There are no surprises for guessing the theme carol for tonight - a complete carpet of sheep made it fairly obvious that we would be singing While Shepherds Watched Their Flocks By Night.
Hut 7 was decked out with the full shepherd experience as it not only had the sheep but two shepherds to look after them and an angel in the sky announcing the good news of Jesus birth.
Amanda and Diane had completely repainted the inside of her hut just for this event so that it was a fantastic deep blue nighttime colour and lined the floor with artificial grass to make the sheep feel at home.
There were even some little stone sheep to keep the doors open.
Of course we had to sing the carol with such a strong theme and we were lucky enough to have one of the family to play this and some other carols for us on her cello.
Folk from a variety of churches attended as well as a number who have just picked up leaflets or heard about it through friends or on the radio. Two Japanese visitors were here in Hove to learn English and we spent some time explaining what an Advent Calendar was and it is part of our tradition to have mince pies and mulled wine.
The next hut is back towards the lagoon at number 312.