Saturday, 19 November 2011

All stirred up.

If, like us, you are in denial about the rapidly approaching festive period - despite the arrival of  tinsel and Santas in the shops in October, we have refused to set up our display of Christmas books - then you will be as shocked as we were to discover that it really is time to start preparing, for tomorrow is Stir-up Sunday

The last Sunday before the start of Advent is traditionally the day to make your Christmas pudding and the name comes from the Collect used in the Anglican church on that day:

                 Stir up, we beseech thee, O Lord,
                 the wills of thy faithful people;
                that they, plenteously bringing forth
                the fruit of good works,
               may of thee be plenteously rewarded.

We can therefore put it off no longer, and have brought out the Christmas recipe books for those of you still looking for the perfect pudding recipe or thinking of trying something a bit different this year. We have lots to choose from, including traditional recipes from Mrs Beeton  and Delia Smith as well as some with a local flavour from Alan Bichan and Liz Ashworth

We also have lots of books full of ideas and tips to help you get ahead with your festive planning and preparations, so pop in and borrow one today - but we promise the library will remain a tinsel and Santa free zone until at least the start of December!

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