After quite a few days of terrible weather, we finally had a dry and relatively calm evening for the 17th hut of the Beach Hut Advent Calendar.
St. Andrew's school in Hove created the installation in hut 225 with stars in a red and silver colour scheme.
The display also included a few characters from the nativity story - the first time these have appeared in the advent calendar this year.
We had a manger with the baby Jesus and beside him was a small calf, representative of all the animals that could have been in the stable. This calf had starred in the school nativity play and was called Simon Cow-ell!
Above this pastoral scene, swinging around in the wind, was a collection of beautiful three dimensional stars intertwined with strings of Christmas lights.
On the floor of the hut were more stars, twinkling with more lights. This reminded me of the Oscar Wilde quote - "we are all of us lying in the gutter, but some of us are looking at the stars".
There's something about the down to earth nature of the stable birth and the glorious celebrations of the angels of the nativity that fits with this quote.
Tomorrow we move back to Hove Lawns to hut 82.