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Thursday, 22 December 2016

Christmas Wishes

I seem to have forgotten the very rudiments of writing a blog post and can't seem to string together a couple of words like I used to but this comes to wish you all a peaceful and Happy Christmas.  The photo above was taken this afternoon when I went for a walk in what was left of the sunshine.  Last year the daffodils were in full bloom at the beginning of December but this year they are seeming to be a little more circumspect and this is as far as they have got but they still speak to me of hope and after all what is Christmas about but Hope?

I am listening to Classic Fm as I write and it is The Full Works Concert a recording of the Great Ormond Street Carol Service 2016 held in the St Pauls Church Knightsbridge on Tuesday 13 Decenber and I thought that since I can't seem to get my own words out properly I'd leave you with a couple of poems I have just heard along with the carols which might amuse you:

Firstly Joseph and the Shepherds
and secondly Politically Corect Christmas
To read these two poems just click on the links.

And if you are able to listen to Classic Fm on Demand within the next 7 days I can recommend this carol service as a real tonic to get you in the mood for the festive season.

And let's not forget whilst we are smiling at the above poems and preparing for our own festive holiday that there are those who have nothing to smile about and perhaps send up our prayers for those who are sick, those in war torn areas, those who were in Berlin when the lorry was driven into the Christmas market and ..... so many for whom Christmas is not a merry festive time at all and as this verse of the carol  It came upon the midnight clear  says:
"And man, at war with man, hears not
The love song which they bring:
O hush the noise, ye men of strife,
And hear the angels sing."  


  1. Merry Christmas to you and yours, Jane! I hope it is a happy one, and all the best to you in 2017. I pray everyone will heed the call to hush the noise and hear the angels sing.

  2. Merry Christmas Jane, I hope you have a lovely time.

    Great poems, especially the second which I think really summed things up well!

  3. Lovely to see you here today Jane. Wishing you a happy and peaceful Christmas.

  4. Merry Christmas to you, too! It is lovely to see you again.

  5. Merry Christmas, Jane. Always lovely to see a post pop up. Yes, peace on earth.

  6. Hello Jane, have a Merry Christmas. We celebrated early with visiting family and now I won't know what to do with myself on Christmas day! I envy your mild weather! And Happy New Year!

  7. Happy Christmas to you and all your lovely family and four legged friends! xx

  8. A very Merry Christmas to you Jane, lovely to see you back. There are a few bloggers I really enjoy reading who have slipped off the d=scene lately - and I have been very tardy myself, trying to make up for it this month! Hope you have a lovely time xxxx

  9. Merry Christmas Jane and family. Glad you 3 enjoyed your quiet Christmas as we did. It's been a year of ups and downs for us , lets hope it is just up for 2017. Hope your issues with your eyes are all fixed now and you will see better times in 2017 !!!

  10. Weneed more people in the world with Gavel's outlook - eager to befriend strangers and, as ellen b said "more walking" and maybe even a few games of "catch." What a happy read MG!


  11. Very nice post really ! I apperciate your blog Thanks for sharing,keep sharing more blogs.



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