Tuesday, 15 December 2015
It definitely felt like we were In A Bleak Midwinter this evening as the rain poured down and the wind howled around Hut 264. The worst weather was immediately before the official opening at 5.30pm when it rained really hard and actually between 5.30pm and 6.30pm the elements did calm down quite a bit and in particular the rain abated, but by then those of us already there were completely soaked.
The hut was decorated by the Brownies troop from the Good Shepherd church on Dyke road. Each of the Brownies had made a cardboard angle which hung from a mobile in the middle of the hut. Unfortunately the wind blew this around so much that they all got tangled up.
The bleak winter included a couple of cute white lambs in a snowy landscape and there was someone on hand to add artificial snow at periodic moments throughout the evening.
The whole installation was overlooked by a silhouette of the Holy Family in their stable.
The next hut is one of the luxurious, brick built huts which are not only more subtantial than the regular wooden shed-like huts but also had electricity. Hut number 19a will not only feature Ding, dong, merrily on high but will also have a focus on the Macmillan charity.