Christmas GreeneryDecember 21, 2011 at 11:12 am | Posted in Uncategorized | 1 Comment
Tags: basketful, Christmas, christmas greenery, Five Go Adventuring Again, gathering holly, red berries
‘For the next day or two the four children did not really have much time to think about the Secret Way, because Christmas was coming near, and there was a good deal to do.
There were Christmas cards to draw and paint for their mothers and fathers and friends. There was the house to decorate. They went out with Mr Roland [their villainous tutor] to find sprays of holly, and came home laden’
– Five Go Adventuring Again
Armed with some secateurs, I also went out foraging for Christmas greenery this morning. I managed to gather a nice basketful of fir and lots of holly with bright red berries but, like the Kirrins, I too had no time to look for any secret passages…