Christmas is coming to Governors Harbour

The jewel in the crown !! Pirate Santa and his crew on board Shivering Timbers

Christmas is coming to Governors Harbour – and fast !

Last Thursday we had our regular Christmas pizza Party at Tippy’s with the children and staff from the Exceptional Learners Centre. Sadly the fantastic students from the US University who have been working there had to leave before the party so it was just Mr Bill Holland and Ms Dolly Petty from the staff who were there.

Pizza please.....
Pizza please…..
Our fabulous right hand man Cecil 'Boot' Petty with students on the back of the truck.....
Our fabulous right hand man Cecil ‘Boot’ Petty with students on the back of the truck…..

Plenty of all of the usual – pizza, sodas, ice cream, hats and presents plus a wonderful performance by the students of “ Go Tell it on the Mountain” which everyone who was lunching at Tippy’s got to enjoy !

Go Tell It on The Mountain as performed by the Exceptional Learners
Go Tell It on The Mountain as performed by the Exceptional Learners
Team picture including my Mum - far right, Good friends of the Exceptional Learners Donna and Stuart and all the rest !
Team picture including my Mum – far right, Good friends of the Exceptional Learners Donna and Stuart and all the rest !

Come the weekend it was time to start digging out the decorations and getting the house all gussied up. This is the first year that I haven’t put real Christmas trees outside all of our rental houses – I saw some LED lit twiggy trees in the sales last January and decided to go that way instead. They look great and are a) much cheaper than buying a real tree every year and b) use less power as they are LED and c) very designery !!

Boot putting up the icicles on our house.
Boot putting up the icicles on our house.

Next we started on Buena Vista. As you will have seen we love an inflatable Christmas item and this year we added to our collection with a Christmas Pirate Santa and his ship – Shivering Timbers as well as a Star Wars Christmas Yoda – hopefully we will know when to stop …….

The jewel in the crown !! Pirate Santa and his crew on board Shivering Timbers
The jewel in the crown !! Pirate Santa and his crew on board Shivering Timbers

I was delighted to find a useful solution to all those sets of Christmas lights that only partly work – I plonked them all in a glass vase and switched them on – and you don’t see the ones that don’t work – just a lovely mass of lights.

What to do with all those half strings of Christmas lights.....
What to do with all those half strings of Christmas lights…..

Now it’s writing Christmas cards to get sent off to the UK – I get them mailed from the US as it takes weeks and weeks from here in Eleuthera…..

Hula Santa and Helicopter Santa
Hula Santa and Helicopter Santa

Hope your preparations are taking shape as well ………

9 thoughts on “Christmas is coming to Governors Harbour

  1. It was a treat to partake in this annual event!
    Kathy and Bob get as much a kick out of selecting gifts as giving them.
    The pizza was yummy too!

    Good idea on the light strands…

  2. Finally a solution for all those half strings of Christmas lights! I’ll definitely be borrowing that idea :-) Happy holidays to you both! xoxo

    1. Dan told me he did it yes ago so not as original as I thought but what the heck ! Just make sure they are not in coils as they will seriously overheat – but I’m sure that you ken that …. Merry Christmas xx

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