All good things come to an end.
The Christmas tree and decorations are down, presents are slowly being put into place and the supply of selection box chocolate is going down.
I genuinely used to “wish it could be Christmas everyday”, until I got older and realised that of course it just wouldn’t be the same.
My kids were far more practical than me when I was sad putting my favourite ornaments away. They reminded me that they will all be out again next year and it will be a lovely, magical time again.
We were driving home on Saturday and we spotted the portable crane taking down the Christmas Street Lights. This reminded us that we always go and see the Nativity Scene in the Memorial Gardens before it is put away for another year.
I turned around at the roundabout and parked by the Gardens to see if it was still there. No, we were too late. It was gone.
We were sad for a moment until we realised that there were still traces of Christmas left in the Memorial Gardens.
Before Christmas, our local yarnbombers, the Milford Haven Guerilla Knitters, decorated “Roger’s Bench” in the Gardens. The bench is in memory of Roger Richards, who was Milford Haven’s very own Santa every year for many years.
We spent a bit of time putting the knitting the right way around and untangling it, but I was surprised that it has stayed in such lovely condition for so long over Christmas. We have had very strong winds and storms, trees have been felled, fences and walls floored, but this knitting, made with love has stayed strong throughout.
It is also nice that this time people have left it here for all to enjoy.
There is a Santa hat and mince pies, snowballs, snowflakes, crackers and Christmas Trees.
The girls observed that these decorations would probably be taken down soon as well, but they are excited to see where the Yarn Bombers will strike next.
So, Christmas 2013 is over, the New Year, 2014, has already begun.
I am both dreading and looking forward to Tuesday when the kids return to school. We are so out of routine and have been enjoying late nights and lay ins so I know it’s going to be hard to get up in the morning, but it will also be good to get back in a routine and a new school year.
Good luck everyone whatever your new beginnings may be!
Thank you Milford Haven Guerilla Knitters! We look forward to seeing this years creations!