Twenty-three: holly

Courtesy of Anduze traveller

Christian/Druid/Roman/Celtic symbolisms aside, holly is a painful plant. It’s prickly and doesn’t smell particularly good, so I was quite dubious about having to invest in some, as the Living Advent Calendar.

I took to one of my local garden centres in the hope that they might have a plastic (and therefore less harmful) variation on the holly that grows in clumps in back gardens…they did not.

Instead, I refused to give up my Christmas quest and found a two other festive things:

  • Father Christmas salt and pepper shakers which looked a little something like these
  • A sexy reindeer sat in a cocktail glass decoration