At last I took photos of the papier maché crib figures made for the village church by Year 4 at the village school. They are quite large – the standing figures are about knee high. They can stay up until Candlemas, whatever and whenever that is. I’ve a feeling it is sometime in February.
I particularly like the shepherd (middle figure, right of the angel). He looks as if he has swigged a few deep draughts from his hipflask. Jesus also has a beatific smile on his face. Joseph (bottom right) has amazing boggle eyes that come just above his head band.
Jesus did have a manger, but he broke it so he has to sleep in a box lid. He is not at all tired at present and nor is Mary, who looks wide eyed and startled. It is a wonderful and funny crib and makes me smile every time I see it.