Monday, 7 December 2009

Looks like Rein..deer


Yesterday we went to Wells to watch the reindeer parade. Unfortunately, it began to rain just as the reindeer arrived on the market place.


I wonder what the little elf is thinking?


One of the many stalls


As it began to rain harder, I decided that popping in to Maddie Brown would be a could idea... Any excuse to look around one of my favourite shops in Wells!


We weren't the only ones to shelter from the rain, not long before the picture was taken, the area was full of people.




Miss P and I enjoyed a little browsing...


As we returned back home, we were treated to several rainbows on the way



It is a very busy time for most of us now, I hope that you are all managing to get your Christmas shopping & card writing done. I haven't written any cards yet...

A bientôt!

Isabelle X

39 comments:

Annie said...

What a shame about the rain but it still looks beautiful and I am sure the reindeer didn't mind.
Ann x

elsy said...

i so love reindeer especially at christmas time......sure the rain didnt really spoil anything though......but how wonderful it would have looked with snow!

Florence and Mary said...

Oh what a shame about the rain but looks like it was fun nonetheless.

I haven't written any of my cards yet... I was supposed to do that this evening but blogging took over... tomorrow definitely will be card writing night!

Victoria xx

All things nice... said...

Isabelle,
Oh santa and a real reindeer, in our local town santa comes on a golf buggy or by horse and cart, from one extreme to the other, it looked really nice in Wells despite the rain. Hope you enjoyed yourself.

All things nice...

Lisa said...

I've only managed cards for the neighbours so far!
Looks like you had a lovely day out, despite the weather.
Lisa x

Charlotte, Cottontails said...

Dear Isabelle,

So sorry not to be reading for a couple of weeks - work has overtaken me somewhat. Tonight is the night I have decided to catch up, and this is the first post I have read... and my goodness! The reindeer is lovely! I have never seen one that I can remember... well maybe at a safari park? I can't remember though. The one in your photos looks so big and powerful!

Anyway, hope you are well in the run up to Christmas. Is it still wet and muddy? It seems to get worse by the day here...

Love Charlotte
xxx

Andi's English Attic said...

That man's bum looks perilously close to the reindeer's horns! xx

Laura said...

Beautiful pictures! I would love to visit there one day! Love those reindeer! Did you find the pot of gold beneath that gorgeous rainbow? I think you already have your treasure in Miss P.!
Take care, Laura

Mummy Boo Bear said...

Rain really picks its time sometimes! but the reindeer look beautiful. And Wells looks like a very lovely place to visit.

Hope you had some happy shopping.



MBBx

A Bun Can Dance said...

Hi Isabelle!
We had the reindeer too - pop over to see my pics!
I didn't know they would be in Wells, or we would have come to see them. Aren't they lovely animals?
We're just starting to get busy and festive here - finally we have the definitive gift list and to do list.... and only 17 days to go .... we aren't ones for rushing into anything!!
Wishing you a happy week
Denise x

bellaboo said...

It doesn't seem very Christmassy with all this rain does it? We need a cold snap.I'm going to start my cards tomorrow.Got my deccies up though apart from the tree.

Bellaboo

Sylvia said...

It's a pity it was raining, but your pictures look nice, especially with the snow flakes on your blog.
Oh ! I have to start writing my Christmas cards ...

Have a nice week,
Sylvia

Blondie's Journal said...

Sorry about the rain but happy you and Miss P were able to stop inside that neat shop!! And a rainbow or two to boot on the way home isn't a bad thing. Lucky day, somewhat! Hope you get all your Christmas plans up to date!

xoxo
Jane

Josephine Tale Peddler said...

Reindeer look so magical, don't they? I shall have to show my daughter this post when she gets home from preschool Miss P looks so tall! I thought she was you until I spotted the handbag. It is a very busy time of year and we all put so much pressure on ourselves to be perfect and get it all done. I have written half my cards and have nearly all my gift shopping done. I had hoped my house would be perfect for Christmas but there's as much chance as that as spotting a reindeer in the streets of Sydney.
I love your pretty snow. Aren't you clever? Take Care and take deep breaths. I am trying to focus on the truly important Christmas spirit rather than all the madness but it's not easy! xx

Bonjour Madame said...

Isabelle I think that is the first real reindeer I have ever seen! How exciting.. they do exist :) *childhood fantasies now confirmed*

KC'sCourt! said...

That looks wonderful. I must remember that, I actually didn't know that happened! Perhaps this time next year I will take a trip to Wells

OhSoVintage said...

What a shame all this rain has spoilt so many Christmas events. Let's hope it's dry for Santa on the 24th! I haven't even bought my cards yet!

a mermaids purse said...

awwww thats wonderful with santa and the reindeer! looks a fab market square- love the nostalgia and the traditions of it ;0) lovely post as always ;0)x

*** merry Christmas ***

Sal said...

Oooh I do love Wells. We went there recently for a wander around. That little shop is fab too!
Hope you are all well.
;-)

koralee said...

Hi Isabella...my cards are not done either...I am afraid they will arrive after Christmas. Your little trip to see Santa looks amazing..too bad that rain could not of been snow!

Heloise said...

Lovely to see Wells it's such a beautiful place. Last time I was there was for my Sister's wedding last summer.

Menopausal musing said...

Wells is just lovely, isn't it? What a lovely shot of the reindeer. The rainbow photos are super too. The south west seems to do well for rainbows. Don't think I ever saw so many till I moved here. No Cards or presents bought here yet...

Duchess of Tea said...

My darling Isabelle what a lovely time you had despite of the rain. I love the photos you took, gorgeous. Glad you got to shop at Maddie Brown with Miss P.

Love & Hugs
Duchess

The Garden Bell said...

A real reindeer parade. Now that's just toooooo coool... Thanks for taking some pictures even in the rain.... Love the rainbow toooo.

LiLi M. said...

Love the photo and your comment of the Elf!

Beach Vintage said...

I guess the rain was a pity, but that rainbow sure makes up for it.

Michela said...

Such a lovely parade, thank you for sharing! Hope your teeth are better now!

Bleudelavande said...

Hi my dear Isabelle, first of all I'm so sorry to answer you just now, but I come back from a journey in Provence just yesterday night!!!!
Your pictures are so beautiful, I'm sure you have had a nice time with your friend!!!
I'm so glad for you!
Have a nice week, my friend and see you soon

Kate said...

Hello Isabelle

Thank you so much for popping over to my blog earlier today. I shall be settling down to read your posts when I have a moment to spare this evening.

Warm wishes to you
Kate

manon 21 said...

merci de ta visite.
j'aime beaucoup ton blog!!

bonne soirée

manon

Nostalgia at the Stone House said...

Hi Isabelle,
Such a shame about the awful wet weather we've been having, spoiling the Christmas shopping experience...
I think things are set to change by the end of this week though... at last.
I loved your photo of the reindeer - aren't they just so gorgeous?!
Thanks for your comments on my blog - the sun shone for a while in Shepton today and I suddenly felt a lot more positive about opening my shop...the weather really does have a big effect on us, doesn't it?!

Hope Miss P is enjoying the last few days of school. My youngest is doing her work experience at The Egg in Bath this week - she's helping lots of local schools put on their Christmas nativity plays there...such a lovely time of year for children.

Enjoy the rest of your week,
Niki ...
I'm off to write my Christmas cards now ;-))

Janean said...

oooohhh, such lovely images! i think its appropriate to see God's rainbows during the Christmas season too! yay! you're so tender-hearted to even wonder what the little "elf" was thinking. :)

Vintage to Victorian at Dairy House Antiques said...

Hi Isabelle

Have just done a post to say I won't be at Shepton on Sunday after all. Maybe you'll manage a trip over to Dairy House sometime.

Sue

Reflections from the Stone Nest said...

What a great day, and to end it with a rainbow, well, that's just perfect!

Merry Christmas,
Kitty

Inspiration in Italy said...

Wow this is just absolutely charming! Now I so want to visit this lovely place at Christmas time...beautiful post and those rainbows are perfect!

xoxo
Rachel

melontha said...

Beautifully with you on the blog, he invites you to linger longer.
So beautiful Christmas images and the heavenly rainbow just great.

Cordial greetings Melontha

Tea with Willow said...

Hi Isabelle, thanks so much for following my blog! We are sll set to have our Christmas Fair in town here too, including reindeer!

I've been enjoying a browse around your lovely photos - your home looks gorgeous, and in such a beautiful part of the country. I haven't visited the West Country for many years, but being a big Thomas Hardy fan, I've promised myself that I'll have a trip there soon with my daughter.

Willow x

à la parisienne said...

Isabelle,
Thank you for choosing to follow my blog. Your blog is beautiful and I love the pictures you took of the parade and of the fleeting rainbows.

Have a blessed day,
Mandy

Pearlesyarn said...

Maddie Brown is one of my favorite shops in Wells also. Was in there today, such lovely things, and bought some ribbon.
Love your blog:-)
Best wishes for the New Year,
Em x