What is there to do at Christmas time?

I am not one for shopping unless I have to and J has cut down on Christmas gifts over the years so what else is there to do apart from shopping and eating at Christmas. Any gifts I do give are hand made. Lucinda and I had a very interesting visit to Belfast poor house

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We were more than impressed by the work Mary Ann McCcracken did for the poor especially the women and children. She certainly was a woman of power and not celebrated enough.

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We can highly recommend the tour and although we learned a lot about what happened at Christmas there was so much more history about Belfast included. From the pipes that provided water to the black hole which is the equivalent to a child’s naughty chair for bad behaviour.

Clifton house still has residents but nolonger a poor house but residential accommodation.

Every Christmas meal  I was invited to but one was on the same day when I had my tap concert. The afternoon tea at the potting shed and demonstration by Beth of Spring cottage crafts was such an enjoyable afternoon with crochet friend smof Lulus stash.

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Then there is my own Christmas baking and making with some regulars coming to make Christmas decorations.

Christmas wouldn’t be Christmas without a visit to  Priory SingersChristmas concert. Margaret and I had a very enjoyable evening at Campbell College listening and nibbling on mince pies and cake. It’s a yearly event now for me.

this year

 

 

 

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