Advent Calendar – 2nd December

23 days to go!

It came Yvonne a Midnight clear...

Yvonne walking through a winter churchyard

Yvonne takes a midnight stroll through the churchyard with her friends and encounters a skating penguin!

But who is the penguin?

Christmas Book of the Day

Christmas at the Cat Cafe

The Costwolds' town of Stourton-on-the-Hill has its very own cat café. Resident cat Molly, and her kittens, live here in feline paradise, while owner Debbie serves the locals home-made goodies. But even in the most idyllic surroundings, things don't always go to plan . . .

When Debbie's heartbroken sister Linda arrives at the café, Debbie insists she move in. But Linda is not alone, and the cats are devastated with the arrival of Linda's dog, Beau. Sadly, Beau's arrival is not the only bombshell - now Molly's home is also under threat when a rival cat moves in on her turf.

With Christmas approaching, Molly is unsettled, barely roused by the promise of tinsel to play with. Fearing for her feline family she hopelessly stares out of the café window searching for an answer. Only a Christmas miracle could bring everyone together . . .

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Christmas at the Cat Cafe

Christmas Word of the Day


A mean or miserly person.

Term typically used to describe a person that does not like Christmas, originating from the character Ebenezer Scrooge in A Christmas Carol by Charles Dickens.

Ebenezer Scrooge

Did you know?

Royal Mail 'Robins'...

Robins on cards were a joke over 150 years ago when postmen wore red tunics and were named after them. They have remained a symbol of Christmas ever since.

Robin sitting on sprig of holly