I am just home from sunny Seville. The twelve degree temperature drop and early darkness back home reminds me that Christmas is just around the corner and December will be here tomorrow! Every year the community in one of my favourite Yorkshire villages, Saltaire, home to the renowned model village and weaving mill founded by Sir Titus Salt, put together a living advent calendar. Houses and shop windows each day reveal a new delight. It is a wonderful thing to do. Co-ordinator David Starley says: I love this event as it brings the community together and provides a refreshing antidote to the commercial hype at Christmas time. Even as co-ordinator I have no idea what the participants are planning. Whether, beautiful or topical to humorous we always get some great contributions.
Maybe this is something your neighbourhood might like to organize next year - think of all the delighted and excited children wondering where the next window will be! Click here for more details.