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Some christmas spirit

Christmas is forcing itself upon Carlisle

I helped run a stall/shed/shack/shop thingy in the town centre over the weekend

freeZINg weather, snow and no chill factor thank god
it was a pr event for the Museum

and we had some fun and kept warmer than expected

I tried to capture our surroundings








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  1. Sara
    beautiful pics
    wish there was a place so beautiful near me.
    Thanks for sharing
    Rick

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  2. Where's the snow? My folks (on the east side) are up to their armpits in it.

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  3. BRRRR.... Looking pretty cold in your neck of the woods. Hey, come on by...I’m having a GIVEAWAY and would love it if you would win...

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  4. Those carousel horses look so festive. It puts you in a good mood immediately!

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  5. that looks lovely. I love the crisp cold that makes your skin hurt! and a hot chocolate afterwards to get over it :0)

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  6. Oh it looks gorgeous!! I love love love Christmas.

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  7. Hi
    I LOVE the angels :~)
    Jenny

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  8. very festive. Wish i was strong enough to get up there X

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  9. Very festive! Makes Canterbury look very spartan!

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  10. lots of snow, for four days now, but in the city centre its been trodden away....

    saz x

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  11. Oh so festive and oh so cold looking .. xo

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  12. Very pretty. I especially like the spirit-like quality of the manger scene.

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  13. What an especially beautiful display at the end, I've never seen one like that before. Hope you are okay. x

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  14. Beautiful pics, especially the lights on the trees.

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  15. wow how different it look since I stood in the square sweating like mad in the heat of August... looks lovely, great photos

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  16. Your photography, dearest Saz, is ALWAYS so beautiful!!! Sigh...just lovely!!! And your new blog theme is such fun! Love the purple!! Just here to say "hi, darlin'!" Love you!! ~Janine XO

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  17. Even with all those pretty lights, I can still feel the cold!!

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  18. Lovely photographs as usual. And now for another glass of mulled wine. Hic!

    Mad x

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  19. Very lovely, Sara, you are so good and such an artful eye! Hope you've thawed out now!

    Fhi x

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