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Join us in the countdown to Christmas. Sorry no chocolate!
But we can give you a new post each day, from 25 different 'mobloggers', who will give us their perspective on the season.

Wishing you a very merry Christmas and a splendid New Year.

May 2015 be a good year for our small community and the wider world!

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Day 6 Putting our best face on and declaring Christmas

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This once rather grand arcade, (for a market town like Otley) comes as a surprise, as you leave the high street of a medley of mixed fortunes - butcher's. bakers, pubs, banks, charity shops, cheap stores etc. It will have seen finer shops than the DIY and the second hand shops that you enter to, but inside we have collectables such as books, old toys and jewellery and there is an horologist with a very interesting window of old clocks and a bead jewellery maker with attractive, colourful small bead jewellery at give away prices.
They have declared Christmas with their fancy bold decorations strewn across the arcade.

Whether we can't wait or whether this is a bitter sweet time let us all put on a bright face on and give it our best and declare Christmas.

To all my moblog friends - hope Christmas is a time of love, family and friendship for you. x

Posted by Viv

6th Dec 2013, 08:48  

Twiglet says:

And to you too dear Viv x

6th Dec 2013, 09:32

Viv says:

Thanks Twiglet x

6th Dec 2013, 10:41

Jane Doe says:

Will be thinking of you and the girls x

6th Dec 2013, 13:56

Viv says:

Thanks Gael x

6th Dec 2013, 15:50

MaggieD says:

The arcade, sadly, a sign of the times,
On the other hand, Moblog, happily, because of you, once again has a quality set of christmas pics for our advent calendar.
More importantly, it has engender a renewed sense of community. Thank you so much for that.
Much love to you, Beth, Helen and all your family.

6th Dec 2013, 18:11

Viv says:

Thank you Maggie love to you too x

6th Dec 2013, 18:25

I was going to say candlestick makers too, oh and cheesemakers and the meek..............

"About time they got something" (Python) :D

Much Love to you Viv, mixed emotions, biggest hugs xxx

6th Dec 2013, 21:17

Viv says:

biggest hugs back would be lovely to see you again x

6th Dec 2013, 21:45

Dania says:

That's a great photo and a great message, Viv. Thank you, and wish you a peaceful Christmas too.

6th Dec 2013, 23:33

would be really good to see you too :) xxxx

7th Dec 2013, 00:12

Factotum says:

Very best wishes for a bittersweet season, big hugs!

7th Dec 2013, 01:46

Dhamaka says:

Completely with Maggie on this - sending you and the girls all the very best for the season xxx

7th Dec 2013, 07:11

Viv says:

Thank you both - in need of hugs - hugs back x

7th Dec 2013, 13:15

mara says:

Happy Holidays!

7th Dec 2013, 17:50

Viv says:

To you too Mara

7th Dec 2013, 22:43

EJ says:

I love traditional arcades like this.
Wishing you, Helen, Beth and all your family peace this festive season.

8th Dec 2013, 11:49

Viv says:

Thank you - yours too

8th Dec 2013, 12:01

Wendle says:

The arcade sound quite nice; at least there's no McDonalds!

A very merry Christmas to you, Viv!

10th Dec 2013, 07:32

Viv says:

I found it quite interesting Wendle and thanks and the same to you.

10th Dec 2013, 09:58

Jig along says:

Very Merry Christmas to you and all.

11th Dec 2013, 00:15

crickson says:

Merry Christmas Viv, and a happy 2014 to you!

11th Dec 2013, 11:12

shitake says:

I would absolutely sign what Maggie said!

Beautiful post,
Fantastic Merry Christmast to you, Viv! :) x

12th Dec 2013, 23:01

jc1000000 says:

Merry Christmas Viv!

This year's calendar is amazing. What Maggie said is bang on. Truly renewed! Just look at the busyness section on the home page for proof - we should rename it "merryness" :D

Lots of love to you and your ladies!

19th Dec 2013, 10:08

mysteritmo says:

Have a wonderful Christmas and a happy new year, Viv! :)

22nd Dec 2013, 12:08

Viv says:

Thank you everyone for calendar posts and greetings :)

Sitting in a falat in a Victorian house in Southwold. Spent yesterday visiting friends. Girls and Dan now here. Benji enjoyed visiting too and was really good. Free-time to enjoy the place, entertaining, being entertained and us time all planned + some time in Norwich and then an afternoon meal in Notts cooked by my brother in law - entertainment via nephews and neices after which it is back home to celebrate New Year with local friends - think it's pretty well covered :) x

23rd Dec 2013, 07:48