December 6, 2011
With the raising of the tree the Christmas season begins on Young’s Hill. For the next few days Bet will load the tree to the toppling point with lights and ornaments. Any horizontal surface above the floor will gradually grow a spray of boughs and berries. Little-remembered nicknacks will appear from wherever they have been hiding since last January and join the festoons of greenery which put the very spiders to shame with their cleverness, and Bet will positively purr with anticipation of her favourite season.