Wonderful Christmas Carols

Jan Leeming

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Computers and the internet are amazing things. One of my concerns with putting together this site was that it could remain current, yet with all my travelling I've often much to say, but little time to say it. Years ago when reading the news it would take me days on end to reply to the kind letters people sent. Now, with the magic of the modern age, I can keep you up to date with what I'm doing and other events in my life.


Date: 21st December 2009


Struggling to work on Friday - along with countless thousands - and alighting at Charing Cross, I was assailed by the most heavenly sound - a smallish group of Carol Singers.  I've no idea for whom they were collecting, just put my money in the bucket.  There were about 15 of them singing like Angels and really using the acoustics of the Station. Sadly the station announcements don't - use the acoustics properly - and one gets an over amplified and very often garbled announcement.  BUT those carols were gorgeous and made me feel very Christmassy as well as raising my spirits enormously.

One of the few benefits of living in a Cold Climate (I am a sun worshipper by nature) is the lovely Christmassy feeling you get from the twinkling lights, the Christmas Trees and the Carols.  I listen to Classic FM all the time and there have been some fabulous carols over the last few weeks - John Rutter and Karl Jenkins offerings just to mention a couple - don't often buy CD's but simply had to get a copy of Stella Natalis by Karl Jenkins - it's smashing.

This is necessarily short.  I must have touched my cat in a sensitive place and he bit me last night - Totally my fault - but unfortunately my hand has blown up like a balloon and is incredibly painful. (My cat is one of the most loving creatures you could ever hope to meet and has loads of human friends in the neighbourhood who all love him for his gentleness)  My lovely Doctor agreed to see me at short notice and has given me very strong antibiotics.  Had to walk there as the roads were so treacherous - mind you the pavements were almost worse and I ended up walking in the middle of the road thinking of my Darling Mother who, when she first went to work at the age of 14, was advised by her Mother to walk in the middle of the road as it was safer - that was, of course before there were millions of cars and one probably could walk in the middle of the roads.

So sorry for short-changing you - and leaving undone a million pre-Christmas preparations!  I'm going to have to chill out with hand held high and watch some television.

I've a couple of interesting projects for the New Year but at the moment can't tell you about them.


With fondest wishes to you all - I do love seeing that my Blog is read in the most far-away places.

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