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November 15, 2009 Leave a comment

I am rubbish at blogging. I should get better cause I do enjoy it somewhat but it’s hard to find time to do it. I keep starting to write things and then get distracted by so many things. I shall aim to be better at some point.

This is not going to be a long post. But I’ve had one of those weeks where you think everything is going horribly wrong because of one failure moment. The failure itself, is nothing in the grand scheme of things. I hope to look back on it one day and chuckle. It was one of those times I had built everything up and then everything just came crash, bang wallop. But anyway, that is not the point of this post.

The point is…
I was caught up in my own little world and I wanted to hide. I didn’t want to realise I had super people around me. I took them for granted. I was comforted by a phone call, by a text, by a group hug, by joking, by understanding and also by not understanding but caring anyway. I was being melodramatic but people spoke to me anyway.

I love people.

On a slightly more ridiculous note: I very much want to see “A Christmas Carol”. It excites me. Jim Carrey in voice format pleases me more than real life format. Oh, that is a bit rude. I mean, I like his voice. I am thinking out loud for you here. However much I want to see it though, I cannot bring myself to go yet. I am not in Christmas mode. Dundee Rep Theatre are also doing a production of it which excites me too. Hurrah.

christmas carol

I have more “lynsey is excited” tales but I shall save them, meaning I must come back and write them.

Christmas.

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 Pl├ícido 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.