Posted on December 24, 2007 - by MG
Well, there’s just the present wrapping to do and we’re done!
Very tempted to go to midnight Mass. But not sure I can handle a third late night! We were all out yesterday at a friend’s house where we got together with mutual friends for drinks and munchies. At around eleven we had the idea to get our children (eight between us) to entertain us by playing their musical instruments. We tried this last year and they all grumpily refused. But this year they were happy to do it! We sat around for two hours, dazed and proud watching as the kids aged between 9 and 15 played piano, violin, recorder, trumpet, guitar and bongos – all from memory – the clever little poppets. It ended with a jam session on ‘Take Five’.
“This is what I dreamed it would be like to live in Oxford,” cried London-born Jane in delight.
That’s what I’m talking about. Make those music lessons pay!
Luckily they didn’t ask the grown-ups to perform.
Blog readers – I hope you all have a lovely Christmas break with your families and/or friends.
Here’s my favourite Christmas carol, sung by those fab choristers from King’s College.
Jesus Christ the Apple Tree (by Elizabeth Poston)