Monday, December 29, 2008
MORE INTERNATIONAL CHRISTMAS TREES
I am back home in Bedford after spending a week with my family in the Heart of England. Today I looked after my small grandchildren and took them to the Wacky Warehouse near Lichfield for indoor fun and games as it was damp and freezing cold outside. We are in for a very cold New Year in England and the gritting lorries were out when I was driving south on the M1 tonight.
Darwen Reporter has commented favourably on my German Christmas tree and said that she thinks that the Germans really know how to celebrate Christmas. I agree with his view and have posted another German photograph of a Christmas tree, this time in Frankfurt, along with 2 more - one a beautiful modern Murano glass tree in Venice and the other a traditional Spanish tree in Madrid.
I am always fascinated at the different ways in which other countries celebrate Festivals and this year I will be fortunate enough to celebrate New Year in Madeira, where the annual firework display is considered truly spectacular.