Saturday, December 02, 2006

*Christmas carols*

Christmas-wreath


So, advent has begun, and at lunchtime today, the Wychavon Student Wind Band had its first public outing, playing outside the church Christmas fayre for an hour and a half. It was really good fun, and I had forgotten how much of a buzz I get from playing in a group, in public. Here is the evidence - note, it is impossible to look remotely cool or attractive whilst playing the clarinet!!!

jo-clarinet-2


I am hopelessly ill-prepared for Christmas, thus far. I have not bought a single present, and I have yet to shop for Ed's birthday on December 12th. I'm not worrying about it, though - it will all come together, I'm sure.

Managed to collect my sis from the airport on Friday without delay or incident. It is fantastic to have her back at home; she is coming over for lunch tomorrow, so I will have to take some crafty shots of her to blog tomorrow evening!!

Just about to make another couple of carrot cakes, one for us and one for wind band rehearsal tomorrow afternoon. I'm taking bets on how long we'll last before we're well and truly sick of it - everyone's enjoying it at the moment, but I might have to start spicing up the recipe with some secret ingredients.

Anyway, every post between now and Christmas Day, I am going to try and upload a suitably seasonal picture, taken from images found on the great www. - I really liked the photo at the top, of the wreath against a pink door. Will also try and post the sheet music to a Christmas song or carol, just for fun!

jingle-bells

7 comments:

suebaru said...

Jo, you look like you're having a quick smoke there!!

Cath said...

Glad to see you back Jo!
Love the clarinet picture, i used to play that too!
Hope you get all your shopping done!

Em said...

Oh Rudi, just read your last entry about your lil sis coming home after 6 years in Sydney and now I have tears in my eyes cos my little sis is still in Sydney after 7 years. What has brought her home? Your family must be overjoyed to have her back in the same country. My sis is married to a SA bloke who hasn't stepped foot in blighty since he took my sis away 7 years ago and moved to Oz and she is now expecting her second (Ozzie) baby. Hadn't realised til I read your entry just how much I wish it were me writing that entry.

edwaado said...

Hope everyone got that: 12th December.

Fiona (aka Erisindevon) said...

Oh - I'm getting all nostalgic for my trombone LOL!

domestic goddess said...

OMG look at you and your clarinet, i play the flute and i can assure you there is nothing attractive about playing, lol
so pleased you left a comment on my blog, cos i had lost your blog addy :(
hugs
anna x

Kirsty said...

you come back and then you bagger orf again - grrrrrrrr.
i miss you xx