Father Christmas, Albert Square, Manchester

Father Christmas, Albert Square, Manchester

Any day now the East European market will take over Manchester’s Albert Square, but for now Father Christmas has the place to himself. He’s an inspiration. Crowds are flocking to take his photo.

In these days when to want something is to buy something, preparing a Christmas wish list is no easy task. But it will have to be done and soon.

And then there’s the tree. I’ve had it in mind to buy a real one from this market. Hailing from a sustainable forest and responsibly disposed of, it’s best for the environment. But Katharine’s fallen for a gorgeous reusable copper tree we saw in Next. What to do?
Uploaded by mobile phone to Stephen Newton’s Diary of Sorts.

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