Tuesday 24 December 2013

Candy and the Rocking Horse

'Let's go in and see if we can buy it.'

Candy has sixpence to buy sweets with.

'I'm afraid you'd have to save up a lot of those
before you could buy it,'
says the owner of the shop.

Candy saves all her money.
She never goes to the sweet shop.
But oh dear, one day the extra special rocking horse
 was gone.
She is very sad.

She writes to Santa Claus.

She spends all her saved up pennies and sixpences
on presents for her father,
(three handkerchiefs)
her mother,
(a pot of daffodils)
and Peppermint the dog
(a piece of ribbon to tie on his collar).

On Christmas Eve, Candy wrapped up her presents
and put them under the Christmas tree.

What a wonderful Christmas everyone had!

This year's rather wonky Advent window
based on a children's book published in 1965
and the song
Rockin' Around the Christmas Tree.


  1. Lucille, I loved the drawings and words of the Rocking Horse story, and ....as Sue has commented, Brenda Lee's voice is one that always brings a smile to my face.

    Wishing you and yours a very Happy Christmas! Your posts are gifts to the rest of us every month of the year.


  2. Delightful illustrations.

    Merry Christmas Lucille!

    1. Thank you. Can hardly move. Merry Christmas to you.

  3. Lovely window. Hope your day went well!

  4. Lovely indeed. Hope your lunch has now subsided!

  5. Yours is the nicest Advent calendar of all. Merry rest of Christmas, Lucille!

  6. I remember you sharing another Candy story. These sweet characters were not part of my upbringing, but I had others...I love you Advent window!
    Merry Christmas, and Happy New Year to you and yours, Lucille.

  7. Magical! I hope your Christmas was too x

  8. I waited specially till Husband had fallen into a post-prandial snooze to play the video ... a man that full of Christmas pudding is slow to react .

  9. Oh, I love it!

  10. Been searching for years for Candy. I had forgotten her name and slowly it came back to me and was delighted to find her on here. Had this book and also Candy and Peppermint. Your advent looks lovely. Thank you for sharing the pictures with us.