This has to be one of my favourite books, to read to the children at this time of the year.
'The Story of Holly and Ivy' by Rumer Godden.
It's a story about wishing!
Ivy is a little orphan who has no-one to be with at Christmas... and so she wishes very very hard.
Holly is the doll left alone in the toyshop window on Christmas Eve...she wishes very very hard too!
Talking of Holly and Ivy...
At Totnes market, earlier today, they were selling very large bunches of Christmas greenery!
I'd noticed many bunches wending their way down the hill as I was walking up it!
I just love the reds and greens at Christmas...and indeed all through the year in my kitchen!
I also found a set of Britvic glasses in 'This 'n That' and I plumped for the red and green one!
I left the shop... and then promptly went back in when I saw this book in the window.
Recently, when I was looking for my 'Ladybird book of our Christmas Customs', I discovered it was missing from my bookshelf!
But not any more!
Hope you've all had a fun Saturday...snow or no snow!