Saturday, 4 December 2010
As if by magic the snow and freezing cold of yesterday disappeared overnight to be replaced with pouring rain and howling winds and we all agreed we preferred the cold to the wet! The weather meant that coming out tonight was quite a trial and this was reflected in the hut which featured an enormous cross as the centrepiece. Fortunately the cross we had to bear was slightly lifted by the large gazebo set up outside the hut which not only contained the display and the light but also protected us from the rain.
The theme tonight was Jesus and the Cook family chose to show the full extent of Jesus life from the cradle to the grave, or in this case the manger to the cross. Alongside these images of life and death were some reminders of Jesus' own heritage in the form of a menorah and chocolate Hanukkah Geld as today is the fourth day of Hanukkah. The children that came were given a Dreidel sheet showing them how to make a spinning top and play the game, something which Jesus must have done as a boy himself.
The whole evening was presided over by a glittering neon star which guided the Advent pilgrims to the hut through the stormy weather.
The next hut should be very special as Choccywoccydoodah have taken over hut decorating duties and have promised a chocolate Madonna and child, free cake and lots of fun. See you at hut 79a.