Unfortunately for the powers-that-be the local community are rather vocal and have raised their voices (and their tea-cups) to say "No ifs, no buts, no public service cuts". The National organisation The Women's Institute are right behind the library service with their Love You Library campaign so my hostess and her good friend Pauline arranged this afternoon of support to spread the word - Your Library Needs You. It's such a fun campaign to join, all you need to do is join your local library and borrow books - simples (as that annoying meerkat says!). No chains are necessary!
Here is a picture of the rather lovely building:
Isn't it wonderful? It was such a thrill for me to meet some national treasures in the form of the WI ladies. They are well-known for cake baking, crafts and naked calendars. I'm not so sure about the last one but my hostess assures me it is true. There is a musical too apparently.
We are fast approaching December and today my hostess climbed into the loft to retrieve the advent calendar. Here I am with it:
My hostess has been busy mailing out cards and prizes this week, single handedly keeping the Postal Service going. She was delighted to hear they have started arriving and seeing her stitched cards popping up on other people's blogs is making her squeal with excitement. Here is the card she stitched for Rachael for winning the Doll's House 100 Followers' Giveaway:
And here is the card sent to Shannon, this one was stitched on 36 count over 2:
Finally my hostess asks me to remind you all that Advent starts tomorrow and her online Advent Calendar post will be visible dated 24th December so it stays on top of the blog. There are some places left, just send my hostess an email and she will send you a date. All you have to do is post a stitched picture of something festive on your date and maybe a Christmas custom special to your country or your family.