Advent Calendar – 2nd December

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'It Came Yvonne a Midnight Clear'

Yvonne walking through a winter churchyard


Meanwhile, Yvonne is surprised to encounter a skating penguin whilst going for a midnight walk with her friends!

Christmas Book of the Day

Christmas at the Cat Cafe

The Cotswolds' town of Stourton-on-the-Hill has its very own cat cafe. 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 cafe, 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 cafe window searching for an answer. Only a Christmas miracle could bring everyone together... (Description from

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Christmas at the Cat Cafe

Christmas Word of the Day


A mean or miserly person, named after a character in Charles Dickens' A Christmas Carol, written in 1843

Ebenezer Scrooge

Did you know?

Why Robins?

In the 1880s, Royal Mail postmen wore bright red uniforms, because the colour red was linked with royalty and the British flag. Because of this the Victorian posties were nicknamed “robins” after the familiar red-breasted bird.

At Christmas, people eagerly awaited the arrival of cards from loved ones far and wide – delivered by their own local 'robins.'

Artists often illustrated Christmas cards with the delivery of letters and one artist decided to draw an actual robin, instead of its human namesake, with a card in its beak.

The idea caught on so quickly that the robin became a symbol of Christmas in its own right.

Robin sitting on sprig of holly

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