As we do every year, we visited York Minster. A Minster is basically a Cathedral church with an Anglo Saxon foundation and the name refers to the Churches original monastery status. Well near enough. There are few Minsters in the UK and York is perhaps the best known. We go there to light candles at the children's chapel (one dedicated to St Nicholas!) Right by the Nativity scene, as you can see only the shepherds were there on the day we visited, the wise men are placed in later.
However on close inspection (eagle eyed son to thank for this one) we observe the adoration of the brachiosaur and cow. Joseph, its behind you.
Now a cow deserves to be there right? But a time travelling dino? Really? It made me smile any way. The bishop has a rare twinkle in his eye and I could believe that he has encouraged some child to put it there and see what happens
I took a few more but their not so hot. This one shows the rose window and the huge advent crown.
This last one is of the first 14 kings of England. I know its an appalling photo but we love to see them and attempt to sing the Horrible Histories song to remember them in order. Yes were strange family.
Happy New Year to all of you.
( even the anonymous person who left me a long comment detailing how crap my holly pattern was. God bless you dear. )