Saturday, 24 December 2011

The Voice Of An Angel



It will only be later on today when I sit down in front of the television, glass of sherry in one hand, mince pie in t'other that I will realise Christmas is really here. The candlelit carol service from Kings College, Cambridge is broadcast every year always starting with 'Once In Royal David's City'. The opening lines sung by a boy soloist invariably send a magical tingle of anticipation and excitement down my spine.

Wishing you all peace and joy at Christmas dear friends!

15 comments:

  1. Have a wonderful Christmas and all the best for 2012.

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  2. Beautiful!

    I love your snowdrop photo too. Our snowdrops are coming out up here already - and they're not the early flowering variety! There have been cowslips flowering since August. I'm thinking of serving a picnic outside for Xmas dinner! :) Have a wonderful Christmas and wishing you a happy and fulfilling 2012.

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  3. Enjoy your mince pie. Have a lovely Christmas and best wishes for the New Year!

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  4. As a Brit living in Seattle, USA I understand and enjoy all the same traditions as you do - including the Festival of Nine Lessons. There is nothing quite like it. It is at that moment that I feel everything is done and I'm ready to 'begin'.
    I have converted many American friends to mulled wine, mince pies and even this service!
    Happy Christmas - I'll toast you from across the Atlantic.

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  5. Have a wonderful Christmas, Anna. Hope the sherry and mince pies are now being consumed.

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  6. I get the same feeling as you with that carol. Wishing you a very happy Christmas and the very best for the New Year.

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  7. Happy Christmas Anna! Must wait for our carols till tomorrow morning in St George's cathedral.

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  8. Carols from Kings is one of favourite things about Christmas. I sat down with some mulled cider in front of the fire and loved it. Best wishes.

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  9. Oh, so lovely. :)

    I went to the 11 pm service last night and the choir did thrill me. The heart of Christmas, I think.

    Hope your day was wonderful. xo

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  10. Hi Anna, I hope you had a wonderful Christmas. And I believe 2012 has good things in store for all of us. Hugs.

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  11. Simply beautiful, Anna. For me, it isn't Christmas till we sing "Silent Night" holding candles in a darkened church on Christmas Eve. I hope that you had a wonderful Christmas and wishing you blessings for the coming New Year.

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  12. Hope your Christmas continued in this glorious vein Anna and a very Happy New year to you too

    Laura x

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  13. Anna, I'm behind on your blog and just getting to this, but I couldn't resist a belated comment. This is broadcast on Christmas Eve in the US, too, and I always listen to it. Here, though, it is on in the morning, and I always seem to be in the kitchen doing some advance preparation for Christmas dinner while I listen. Next year, I'll think of you listening, too, across the pond. -Jean

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All your comments are much appreciated and treasured. I wil try to reply to everyone who leaves a comment, but it may take me a few days, especially when I start spending more time in the garden and at the lottie. I know that you will understand :) I am sure that I will also visit your blog if I have not already done so. If you have any specific questions I will either reply to them here or you can email me at : thegreentapestry@gmail.com

Namasté

- Anna.