By Shelby Cox, from the Castle Bookshop Mysteries
by Essie Lang
What does winter mean to you? Is there snow? Neighbors singing carols door to door? Turkey with all the trimming? Yes to all of the above? It’s the same for me, too. I love Christmas in Alexandria Bay, NY even though we’re not able to spend it in Blye Castle, which is cozily tucked up for the winter.
That’s what happens in the beautiful Thousand Islands region – very few of the islands are accessible over winter and that’s why our castle on Blye Island, and of course that means our charming bookshop, is closed, waiting for spring. But that’s okay, we still have the main store in town, Bayside Books, open and in a celebrating mood.
I have to admit that my biggest disappointment is having to give up living in a super cool, fab houseboat over winter. It’s in drydock and I’m living at my Aunt Edie’s. But the upside is, she’s wild about Christmas traditions so it’s going to be a good one. Personally, I’m really looking forward to the neighborhood caroling, which will mean wandering through most of the town.
What is your favorite tradition or aspect about the season?
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