Christmas was a riot of decorations and festive fare. How we partied! As you can see from all these lovely photographs below.
Berkhamstead School Choir
Berkhamstead School provided a Welcome Carol Service. They wouldn’t have missed it for anything and Mrs Mitchel the music teacher told us it was a poignant reminder of times past.
Made for one and all by our residents.
Rev. Brian Dunlop sent us a service for Christmas Day which was shown in the afternoon. It was perfect.
A poem by J.J.
Just a taste of Christmas cheer,
To take us through the coming year.
Cauliflower and chestnuts too,
In the soup chef made for you.
Next came in a piled up dish,
With everything that you could wish.
If anyone has any doubts,
Yes the dish included sprouts.
Christmas pud was the next course.
Accompanied by Brandy Sauce.
Reading cracker jokes, we sat,
crowned in crumpled paper hats.
As the feast drew to its close,
We drifted off to have a doze. Ho Ho Ho
Although the aforementioned Thomas Hood’s poem ‘November’ says ‘no birds’, the bird feeders are attracting blackcaps, robins, blue tits, magpies and of course pigeons. Also a red kite circled around, a heron drifted over, a green woodpecker walked along the drive. All is not so bleak. The bulbs are pushing through and the winter pansies are thriving.