‘Tis the Season for Traditions
Community spirit has very much been on display all over our villages this festive season. Residents of Kibworth’s Longbreach Road, Kibworth Meadows and beyond, came together on Thursday 13 December for the first lighting of a newly planted Christmas tree. (Did I mention mulled wine and carols?) The tree was very kindly planted by David Wilson Homes on what has become known as ‘the green’ since residents organised a gathering there in May to celebrate the Royal Wedding, and sparked a tradition…
A Belonging and Coming Together
Traditions carry with them a sense of belonging and bringing together. Whether amongst friends, family, or the wider community, they weave through time, connecting one generation to the next. This sentiment is captured very nicely, I think, in the words of the heart warming song ‘Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas’. First sung in 1944, it is still sung around Christmas trees today…
“Here we are as in olden days, happy golden days of yore. Faithful friends who are dear to us, gather near to us once more. Through the years we all will be together, if the fates allow, hang a shining star upon the highest bough, and have yourself a merry little Christmas now.”
A massive thank you to the ‘Longbreach elves’ who brought us together for a lovely evening and started a tradition; also to the ‘little elves’ who provided us with delicious homemade mince pies. Merry Christmas.
Lucy Bloomfield, a resident