Fun day is when the festive lights are switched on. It is the day that most of the local shops put out treats for both little and big kids. A number of shops will give shopping discounts. A raffle ticket may be on offer for something connected with the business, for no more than stepping over the threshold of the shop. I was offered a cup of coffee and a sweet in an outdoor sports shop.
Reindeers were in a pen with lots of straw at one end of the precinct. Children could have pictures taken with them. Encircling the pen were very happy families in an orderly queue.
Many of the shop staff dress up to a theme. I didn’t guess the Strictly Come (acrobatic ballroom) Dancing ‘competitors’ in the hardware store, even though one lady looked drop dead gorgeous in a sleek evening dress.
Cinderella, The Ugly Sisters, Prince Charming and The Fairy Godmother, appeared behind the baker shop counter.
“What can I get you?” asked the fairy godmother.
Me -“A glass slipper please“.
FG -looking quite perplexed…….”What?”
Me- “A glass slipper please“.
FG -“You’ll have to get Cinderella over for that…anything else?”
I pointed to a round wholemeal loaf, which FG wrapped in a small paper bag- I love bread wrapped in the good old fashioned paper bag -paid my dues and was offered a free raffle ticket for their draw.