Now that the weather has turned, and I have a cold, it seems that Christmas is really here. It just wasn't the same a few weeks ago with the mild weather!
Though I think getting my decorations up so early might have meant I've peaked too soon! But I'm going to ice my Chrimbo cake later (home-made I might add - there is no end to my talents!) and after I've got my last social event of the year (except Chrimbo) out of the way tonight I'll be singing all the way to the 25th :) I do hope no clients want any work out of me for the rest of this week!!
I'm oneof those that can't wait for it to be over and done with. Haven't felt Chrismassy for years.
Get a few twinges when I hear sally anne singing carols but that's about it.
Love New Years day though.
It's the time off everything that really does it for me. No work, no studying, no feeling obliged to see people (my friends know that they have to see me before the 25th or they won't see me till mid Jan - I hibernate). I enjoy the cooking for C-Day, and the eating, but mainly it's the snuggling down in peace afterwards that I look forward to the most. Me, the furries, a pile of dvds and a pile of books.
And I've given my windows their pre-Chrimbo clean (don't ask me why but the place has to be clean and tidy) - the world outside looks so crisp and clear now I can see out of the office window, it's like a whole new world out there :)
And now I'm going to learn how to do icing from scratch - I've a packet of ready-made in the cupboard in case but I'm hoping the delight of proper icing will mask the fact that I may have added a bit too much alcohol when I soaked the fruit for the cake! Ho, ho, ho!
Are you one of those annoying types of people who sings while working? Maybe I'm a bit Bah Humbug, but I find people who sing at their desk to be very annoying :)
fa la la la la al al la la.
Tis the time of rejoicing.
What a glorious feeling, I'm happy again..... Just singing. singing at my desk....
Oh I'm sorry, was that out loud?! :) I do sing quite a bit, not so much at my desk but in the kitchen a lot. And the car. And the shower. In fact I tend to take a tune and create my own lyrics to sing at my little creatures!! If anyone heard me it would be quite sad. I like to think I've got a good singing voice but I may be slightly deluded. You know it's bad when you open your mouth and the cat leaves the room at a run!
is making up silly songs and teaching them to your grandchildren and they start singing them in playschool.
I remember when I was training there were 3 of us juniors, one used to start and you add lines as you go along. Even the semi-seniors used to join in then moan when we all went into full chorus.
... for singing along when I have the headphones on :)
I can't stand the thought of both of you singing! I hate it! Probably because I'm tone deaf with no singing skills whatsoever. Actually, come to think of it, I'm a prime candidate for next year's X Factor.
Firstly I like to wish everyone a very happy christmas and New year for 2012 . I hope everyone has a nice time no matter what they are doing.
I feel very christmassy. Had my putting up the real christmas tree party at the weekend . Had all the christmas songs on really loud and we sang and danced to our hearts content, sent the husband out for his night out as we do his nut in. As we do tend to jump up and down a bit with our Santa hats
Loads of lovely small thoughtful gifts from a clients and I even got sent flowers yesterday to the door. They were really beautiful and christmassy, made my day with the wee gifts . Don't worry the gifts too small for the bribery act.
All our neighbours send cards to each other , which also makes you feel Christmassy as you get a chance to catch up . Anyway I off for a christmas drink with the girls before I go to Dublin tomorrow for Christmas Eve , Day and St Stephens day.
Going to the PANTO with all the family on Stephens day with my brothers and Sisters HE BEHIND YOU , OH NO he NOT , OH YES HE IS. The HM could do this one really well. Robinson Crusoe and the Carribeen Pirates . Looking forward to a good sing a long with my flashing sword and generally been silly. It relieves the pressure of the month ahead wish we all know is hell.
Have a good one , and I hope Santa is nice to everyone.
then we can do a duet without my 'singing' putting you off!
I've got the Chrimbo music on while I OCD the kitchen cupboards (lining up the tins, getting the colours together, making sure it doesn't all fall out when I open the door, the usual!). I've discovered that even Walking in the Air doesn't stop me from having 4 jars of pasta sauce all best before the end of this month - turkey & pasta anyone?! I've still not realised that my vocal range does not go from Band Aid's classic song through to the high notes in Gaudete but worse, I've actually been enjoying Cliff Richard - shoot me, shoot me now! (No I haven't been drinking)
Now do excuse me a feel a little boogie coming on......
You've really taken this thread into the gutter now!
Oh How could you say that Cliff has the best sing along chrimo songs
I was listening to this last night ... and now I can't get it out of my head and keep playing it today ... and yes, Flash ... I do singalong (my employee is very tolerant) :)
But I can see why it won't get out of your head :)
Both my cats have given up and gone outside..... I'm trying not to take it personally but the little one has been in and out so many times, obviously checking if it's safe yet!
@ Sarah - I wouldn't say 'the best' but his music has grown on me. I still detest the sight of him though :)
You know I don't mean it CC - I save my duck for New Year!
Cliff was in Jest , they annoy you but you still find yourself singing along .
... but this is the best, mainly because they have the best pronounciation (unlike Steeleye Span who are reviled by scholars for their mangling of Latin!).
Personally this is one of my favourite Christmas Carols, and this is a beautiful rendition
Christmas carols are wonderful, my number one favourite is below, as to Christmas "songs", other than ones that satirise same I loathe them with a hatred that amounts to absolute detestation (unlike my wife who loves them and starts playing them around August)
(don't laugh) I used to love midnight mass. As an 11 and 12 year old I was allowed out after midnight on my own. Anyway I always found myself signing "In dulce jubilo ho ho" months before. How times have changed. Hark the Heralg has got to be one of the most rousing, although jingle bells can sound quite lively after a few beers. Trouble with good king wencelesslessless we put our own words to it as kids which always comes to the fore.
Have a great Christmas and Happy New Year to all, even HMRC.
... something Shirley would like, the fact we used to substitute penguin at the end of the verses in this lovely hymn when I was at primary school;
That has further prompted a memory of when my headmaster was explaining the meaning of this hymn to us, being that the Devil cannot prevail if we are strong in our faith. He then went on to explain that prevail meant to succeed, except he paused noticeably between suc and ceed. As a 7 or 8 year old boy I pondered for many a long while (months if not years) as to exactly why the Devil would want to go around sucking seeds, and what the relevance to the hymn was? Eventually you will be pleased know to the mists of time lifted, allowing the dawn of realisation to illuminate the true meaning of those sage words.
I have always loved that hymn but it does take on a new meaning when you substitute penguin :)
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