CHRISTMAS DAY 2013 is celebrated with the set of photos of Hedon Christmas Lights sent in by Andy Beecroft for our ‘Hedon at Christmas’ Photo Competition!
We’re also reproducing two of our Christmas Poems sent in for our Wednesday Writings column for last Christmas:
GINGER WINE By David Thompson
Mother`s Ginger Wine,
I always well remember,
It warmed the cockles of my heart,
Every dark December.
Kept in a glass decanter,
On the sideboard, on a tray,
Imbibed by family and friends,
Through to New Year`s Day.
It burned so as I drank it down,
Brought a shining to my eyes,
But then that Wine was so sublime,
When taken with mince pies.
With fondness I remember now,
Glad hours at six six two,
Those Christmases we had,
With that fiery brew.
People called from far and near,
In laws, neighbours too,
For drop of mother`s Ginger Wine,
“I don`t mind if I do”.
When Mother left us years ago,
Her recipe went with her,
Now Ginger wine for Him she makes,
Across the crystal river.
A beautiful poem from David Thompson who says it was inspired by “fond memories of childhood Christmases gone by”.
Family Christmas by Linda Hinchcliffe
Christmas is but weeks away,
When santa rides upon his sleigh,
Children jumping and laughing with glee,
Parents head in hands sighing, why me?
Grandpa snoring in his chair,
His Christmas hat gives him spiky hair,
Tired now the day is done,
Children dreaming of all the fun,
Mum & dad relax with a drink,
Pots piled high in the sink,
Both shed a little tear,
As it’s all to do again next year
Linda says that this was fun to make up!