Thursday, December 31, 2009
Tuesday, December 29, 2009
Monday, December 28, 2009
Thursday, December 24, 2009
"Born on earth the divine Christ child
Oboes rejoice with bagpipes vying
Born on earth the divine Christ child
Sing to welcome the savior mild
Ah such perfection of grace undying
Ah such beauty and charm adore!
Promised us of days of yore."
Have a blessed Christmas, everyone, and enjoy this French carol here if you have time.
Thanks for all your good wishes - we are indeed safely in Somerset, and four generations will be sharing the Christmas meal together tomorrow! I can't share photos from this borrowed computer, but will blog a bit more once I get to Edinburgh after Christmas.
Sunday, December 20, 2009
Saturday, December 19, 2009
Friday, December 18, 2009
Thursday, December 17, 2009
I like that quote. It has been lovely to untie some ribbons recently! This is a wonderful parcel from California Shelley, whom you may remember from back in the summer, when we made some connections via the French light opera singer, Marie Desclauzas. Shelley has been emptying some more cupboards, and very kindly thought of me.
She sent this exquisite lace collar,
and a present to save for Christmas Day!
Some lace which went all the way from France to the USA, and then came back.
She also gave me a lovely selection of magazine articles, and information about one of her local celebreties, who happens to be one of my favourite authors! I am saving these to read on the plane to Somerset, where we will be spending Christmas with Ben's parents.
Thanks you so much, Shelley - it was a lovely parcel to open!
Tomorrow - more parcels! Ribbons to untie, both literal and figurative...