Favourite Christmas book?

KawaiiTheBigForestBlog2What happened? One minute we were waiting for the Christmas rush and now we are up to our ears in parcels and the Post Office is our second home? Each year we buy a new decoration for the tree and this year it was a beautiful wooden decoration from the German Market when one half of TheBigForest was up in Leeds. Which I havent photographed…… so here are a few of our decorations instead.

And we have been working through our pile of books with Christmas scenes that we love. Our favourite is definitely Wind In The Willows. We would love to hear yours, I’m sure there are lots we don’t know about….KawaiiTheBigForestBlog

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  1. It’s not in the slightest bit Christmassy, but Species of Spaces by Georges Perec always gets read at this time of year. Love the ornaments.

    • Why have I never come across this book before? Just been looking though an on-line copy. Brilliant, thank you Richard. “We don’t think enough about staircases. We should learn to live more on staircases, but how?”

      Just writing about ‘place making’ in my other life and a 15 minute skim read has triggered some interesting thoughts.

  2. ann perrin

    ‘The Night before Christmas’ my mother read it to me as child, I read it to my sons as children and of course the grandchildren did not escape. ‘Twas the night before Christmas and all through the house nothing was stirring not even a mouse…..know most of it by heart. Have a lovely time Ann

    • He spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,
      And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk.
      And laying his finger aside of his nose,
      And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!

      He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,
      And away they all flew like the down of a thistle.
      But I heard him exclaim, β€˜ere he drove out of sight,
      “Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night!”

      You have a lovely Christmas too Ann.

  3. One of my faves is not specifically Christmas oriented but definitely winter–The Mousehole Cat, by Antonio Barber. Set in Mousehole, Cornwall! Your ornaments are adorable!

    • Oh yes, that is a good choice. A few years back we went to Mousehole – lovely place and just like the illustrations in the book!

      We were slightly worried about the house decorations after a child asked what they were and a mother said “Its a fireplace, darling”! We learnt a long time ago that if someone thinks one of our felt bears is, for example, a rabbit then its rabbit, no arguing, the customer is always right!! πŸ™‚

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