Saturday, 10 December 2011
Family life has been so exciting of late (!) that I don't seem to feel like I need Christmas on top of it - and I sense that others are finding it a bit hard to get into the right frame of mind too, for one reason or another. With the global economic gloom and the news from the Eurozone, everything seems rather depressing. I have to say that I'm glad I'm not a retailer or market trader. There was a Christmas market in Shipley yesterday but there didn't seem to be many shoppers. I'm only going to be spending about half of what I'd usually spend on gifts and I guess that's true for others too. Even the Christmas lights seem a bit sparse this year. I walked all the way up to Shipley's main square to take a photo of the (very modern) Christmas tree, only to find it wasn't even lit! Still I did find this star illumination against the background of Shipley's clock tower (the tower a 60's design that you either love or hate). I did take several photos of the illuminations that were pin-sharp - but perversely preferred this one, where my hand slipped!