Long Melford in Suffolk, England.
It feels and looks nothing like Christmas,
The sky is clear blue, sun is shining and it is very warm.
I find it hard to remember that just two years ago on the same day I had difficulty travelling the one mile journey to the gallery because of the snow.
It now seems such a distant memory.
So before I lock the doors and return home for Christmas with the family I constantly neglect
[Art for Arts Sake]
I thought I would show you some images of how the gallery might have looked on a different Christmas at a different time.
Perhaps the Christmas in our dreams and imagination.
Innocent and magical.
A few weeks ago I was asked to take some photograph's to promote the first ever Christmas Fair
In the village of Long Melford.
With much help from a friend named "Bella'
The shop window was transformed, children costumed, candles lit, snow scattered and pictures taken.
All within an hour.
You have heard of four seasons in a day, this is December in an hour.
We had no expectations of any usable pictures, but despite this Bella ran up and down spraying snow,
"Nat" her partner shone torches and I kept pressing the shutter.
Perhaps the magic of Christmas actually worked for us.
These are the results.
'A Child's Christmas in Suffolk'.
I wish you all a good Christmas and an even better coming year.