Dear December

  • By Jo MacArthur
  • 26 Nov, 2017

Dear December – a month where we can all look forward to spending precious time together

 And snuggling down in the warmth to escape the long dark evenings and crisp frosty weather!

 Chipping Sodbury is looking festive with its decorations, trees and blinking and twinkling lights,

 Adding to a wonderful and colourful theme to brighten and create the mood for those dark winter nights!

 Victorian Day takes place with fun and frolics for all the family firmly guaranteed

 With a visit from Father Christmas, magicians and musicians performing and a sumptuous hog roast to feed!

 Snow will fall, choirs will sing, and the streets will be lined with stalls stocked with chestnuts and mince pies,

 Plus all sorts of sparkling seasonal goodies – a feast for your senses and eyes!

 There is the Chipping Sodbury Christmas lunch plus the Vintage and Handmade Fair

 And the amazing Crib Festival and workshops with special scenes to gaze at and share!

 Come and stay at The Moda house and try our new marmalade made to a new more traditional recipe

 And do a spot of local sightseeing as well as indulging in a little spending spree!

 So as nature draws down its shutters on this year and the Christmas phenomenon kicks in

 We wish everyone a happy and healthy time with friends, loved ones and next of kin!

 

 

By Jo MacArthur 26 Nov, 2017

Dear December – a month where we can all look forward to spending precious time together

 And snuggling down in the warmth to escape the long dark evenings and crisp frosty weather!

 Chipping Sodbury is looking festive with its decorations, trees and blinking and twinkling lights,

 Adding to a wonderful and colourful theme to brighten and create the mood for those dark winter nights!

 Victorian Day takes place with fun and frolics for all the family firmly guaranteed

 With a visit from Father Christmas, magicians and musicians performing and a sumptuous hog roast to feed!

 Snow will fall, choirs will sing, and the streets will be lined with stalls stocked with chestnuts and mince pies,

 Plus all sorts of sparkling seasonal goodies – a feast for your senses and eyes!

 There is the Chipping Sodbury Christmas lunch plus the Vintage and Handmade Fair

 And the amazing Crib Festival and workshops with special scenes to gaze at and share!

 Come and stay at The Moda house and try our new marmalade made to a new more traditional recipe

 And do a spot of local sightseeing as well as indulging in a little spending spree!

 So as nature draws down its shutters on this year and the Christmas phenomenon kicks in

 We wish everyone a happy and healthy time with friends, loved ones and next of kin!

 

 

By Jo MacArthur 26 Oct, 2017

 

It’s that time once again for the fireworks to light up the night sky

 With the silver sparklers whirring round, and the fiery flames reaching up high!

 The darker autumn evenings are starting to feel crisp, clear and cool

 And on the ground the gold, red and brown leaves create a colourful and crunchy whirlpool!

 As usual there is plenty going on in Chipping Sodbury and the local neighbourhood

 From concerts to Fayre’s, and even a 1940’s Sweetheart Ball to recreate the vintage mood!

 On Remembrance Sunday the Sodbury Slog will get underway yet again

 Over a scenic and hilly route with muddy, wet and super challenging terrain!

 At the Moda House a new wireless fire system has been installed and updated

 With wiring and detectors removed that were obsolete and antiquated!

 Once the fireworks have fizzled out the countdown to Christmas will commence

 With heaps of pop up shops appearing just adding to temptation and more expense!

 So come for a visit and jolly to enjoy the Chipping Sodbury and our little hotel

 And be captured by our house and its charms and full under the town’s magic spell!

 


By Jo MacArthur 25 Sep, 2017

 

There is a definite nip in the air and the central heating switch is firmly back on

 With the long, lazy hazy days of summer now sadly long gone.

 October is a month of conkers, pumpkins and everything that is Halloween

 From the costumes to the toffee apples and jack ‘o’ lanterns creating the spooky scene!

 Life in Chipping Sodbury is busy and hectic with plenty of action and activities

 With The Sodbury Players performing, and The Amadeus Concert to delight and please!

 Here at The Moda House the re-wiring is finally finished and another new bathroom installed,

 And the heating and hot water systems have been serviced and completely overhauled.

 Why not come for an Autumn visit and enjoy our homemade blackberry jam and marmalade,

 Plus some seasonal spiced stewed homegrown plums – Duncan’s latest crusade!

 But if you need even more encouragement, motivation or another reason.

 Visit Westonbirt Arboretum for its spectacular and stunning vibrant ‘fall’ season!

 So just before the clocks go back, come to Chipping Sodbury for a little get-away

 And stay at The Moda House where a warm welcome will ensure a wonderful and happy stay!

 

 

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