Gingerbread House

Losing the Plot

Another tradition that seems to be evolving is the creation of a gingerbread house each year ready for the boys to delve into on Christmas Eve.

I’ve been lucky enough to have been invited to a group activity held in one of the local churches. About 100 women of all ages get the chance to take a bit of time out before Christmas and have a bit of a break from family….

There is some good natured competition, some of these ladies are obviously exceptionally talented and artistic, but everyone is free with the embellishments they have brought, happy to lend a supportive finger/hand and there’s plenty of sharing amongst all.

Despite it being a group activity with tables of five or so, and despite me being a blow in to this town, you would think that I would take the opportunity to make new friends.

The thing is though…

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