All my outgoing Christmas cards and presents have now been written, wrapped and posted. My Christmas Crib is up on its ususual shelf in the study, with angels singing happily in the window nearby; and St Lucia (St Lucy’s Day, 13th December) has been celebrated.
Actually I celebrated Lucia two days in advance, as the Borås City Lucia with maidens came visiting the park at the housing estate where I live on the 11th. I have blogged about the Lucia tradition many times before – for example back in 2014, when I visited the official Lucia crowning ceremony in the main square in the city centre. This year I did not go to the “big show” in town on the 12th, but was content to get to see and listen to a shorter version closer to home.
However, Thursday the 13th turned out quite a nice day for a walk (frosty but dry), so after posting my last bunch of postcards at the station, I decided to go for a (day-time) “window shopping” walk around the city.
An arts & crafts shop
Coloured lights in the hedge outside a restaurant
▲ A “Fair Trade” shop selling handmade stuff from around the world ▼
▲ A toy shop ▼
(This may well be the cutest Christmas display in town!)
▲ A shop selling various kinds of bags
▲ A “deli” selling cheese and tea and sweets and such.
(This is not where I usually buy “my” tea, though.)