Hope everyone who was celebrating had a great Christmas. Our festivities began on Christmas Eve when we went to the Abbey in a nearby town for the early evening Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols. A magical experience for someone who loves music and atmospheric ancient buildings. My favourite piece by the wonderful choristers was the hauntingly beautiful 'O Magnum Mysterium' by Morton Lauridson. A lovely way to begin the celebrations.
We had a happy time with our family over the past two days and, as always, I am now indulging in the annual chocolate overload from all the edible gifts. Do I feel guilty? Absolutely not. Everyone knows how much I enjoy chocolate, and the family buy me exactly the right kind. However, I'll be glad once the boxes eventually disappear, or I'll never fit into any of my clothes. Fortunately, my husband helps out by eating all the chocs he likes!
Now, it's catching up with friends before the Hogmanay and New Year celebrations. And maybe grabbing a few hours for some work in between... except daughter bought me the new PD James book and it's calling to me every time I walk past it!