Nicola Harrington - guest blogger living in France with 7 holiday rental gites

Nicola Harrington

Preparations are well underway for the annual Reminiac Christmas Fair, and I am surrounded by toilet rolls.

I am just NOT arty or crafty, which is a shame, as both my father and brother are extremely talented ( I blame my mother’s genes!!).

Every year the women in the village are encouraged to attend craft sessions every Saturday morning during October and November, to make things to sell at the Christmas fair.

I am just NOT good at making things, and anything I do make looks like a six year old has had a bad experience with a pot of PVA glue!!

Last year I made some Christmas tree advent calendars out of toilet rolls. Yes, very Blue Peter, and they did look as bad as they sound.

I had my poor husband on standby to casually walk past the ‘craft’ stall just before the end of the fair to buy any that remained!!

Unbelievably, they were all sold, unless my husband really did buy them all and got rid of them quickly to save my embarrassment!

Well, this year, the president of the ‘Christmas Fair’ has asked me to make 30 Christmas Tree advent calendars.

Each calendar uses 11 toilet rolls. There is NO way we will go through 330 toilet rolls by 4th December.

I am secretly hoping for some serious stomach upsets…

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