…..and the year moves along

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Cyclamen are now flourishing…. so Christmas must be on the way.  A year that has flown into the past, despite the terrible pandemic and the effect on our daily lives.

So a gentle and colourful reminder of what is ahead was welcome.

But not just one reminder today… but two.

As the sun was shining this afternoon, we thought we best tidy up the garden before winter heads our way.  We got a little help from another symbol of Christmas – a Robin came along to supervise.

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Please Remember ….

Stay Safe …. Be Kind…. Look After Each Other

5th November

(C) David Oakes 2020

A Robin (or two) for Christmas..

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Robins have been associated with Christmas Greeting since the Victorians created Christmas Cards. 

Here are two Victorian Cards from my small collection

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Victorian-Robin

Both cards were published by Raphael Tuck & Sons.  Based in London they also had  Bavarian Print Works and a wide European connection . 

The top card is the oldest dated to about 1885,  the second more ornate production dates to about 1910 and now showing signs of its age.

But here in the Spirit of the Season is a Christmas Robin .. Just For You

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24th December

(C) David Oakes 2018