Archive for December, 2008


December 27, 2008 Leave a comment

Happy Christmas!

I’m currently sitting listening to Josh Groban presenting a show on Radio Two full of Disney music and I actually cannot stop smiling. I thought that I had maybe got over the Disney joy but it seems that it never leaves you, especially when some of my favourite voices are singing the songs. I had also spent this morning watching a three tenors dvd which was beautiful and my love for Plácido Domingo continues to increase. As you can see I have had a productive day. I was meant to do other things but seem to have been hit by the cold like everyone else despite my attempts to avoid it with masks, scarves and herbal juice ( I wish I was joking!).

Christmas Eve was lovely apart from the getting up at 6am part! My father and I got up and did shopping and despite getting a row for buying mass amounts of sprouts it was really very fun and we had yummy breakfast as well. We saw so many people about that we knew so it took much longer than it should have but was fun. Loving the smallness of Dundee! In the afternoon we went and put a wreath by my Grandad’s grave which was really hard; this was the first Christmas without him and everyone seemed slightly on edge about it all but we had a really fun car trip talking about silly little things like all his jokes and inappropriate, hilarious chat. We all miss him but I’m so glad we were able to talk and laugh about our happy memories of him.
I couldn’t go to the Christingle service, because of work, this year, which made me very, very sad as it is usually super. I did however, go to the Watchnight service which I love also. There was a lot of time for reflecting about how Christmas should be unique, authentic and maybe we have got into a routine with it all that is preventing genuine celebration. I love Christmas carols and I change what my favourite one is each time I sing a different one. I have now concluded that I don’t in fact have a favourite one, and that is ok.

Christmas Day was super. We got up quite early which was new, walked the dog and then my Mum and I went to church. In the afternoon I went to work and served a lot of turkey! I don’t understand but I really do love working on Christmas Day. It’s just really nice being around strangers and having Christmassy chat with them and then also being around your work friends and everyone being in a, usually, good mood. I love it. I love Christmas Day so much; no matter what people believe there is always going to be something special about the day that cannot be taken away and it’s really amazing to share that your family, friends and strangers. That sounds very cheesy…mmm. Oh well.

Then let us all with one accord
Sing praises to our Heavenly Lord
That hath made Heaven and earth of nought
And with his blood mankind hath bought
Nowell, Nowell, Nowell, Nowell,
born is the King of Israel.

and suddenly i’m flying, flying like a bird, like electricity, electricity.

December 22, 2008 Leave a comment

“It’s like that there’s music, playing in your ear, and I’m listening, and I’m listening, and then i disappear.”