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25 December 2014

Christmas Day, 1944: landscape 'like Fairyland'

25 Christmas Day. Severe hoar frost; the ground is frozen hard, thick fog all day. Had a splendid roast pork dinner and the pudding was excellent considering wartime limitations. Ciss went to Tolworth taking some parcels; she stayed the night. Took a bunch of holly to Dear Mother’s grave in afternoon: the trees are thick with frost making the landscape look like fairyland – all but the fog. Arthur and John Child called.
Another 'fairyland' - a 1908 Christmas postcard from Fred's family

And hearty Christmas Greetings to all Fred's readers in the year 2014. 

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