OK, now that's sorted, all's right with my world!
I had a great time with V yesterday. It was no hassle as I had planned 'leftovers' (can they be called leftovers if they are planned?) from Tuesday's lunchtime feast so V and I ate well while chatting nineteen to the dozen about all sorts of stuff. The food did just as well as a sit down meal as it did for a buffet.
Val went and students arrived, bearing gifts and cards which was really very kind indeed. Then I dashed off to the Wednesday Slimming World group as I can't make tonight's and was most relieved to have maintained this week. Phew. I usually eat very light on weigh-day but, obviously, couldn't yesterday so maintaining was fine. It was a pleasant group, quite small but very jolly, and I was mortified to be introduced as 'the famous Joy C.', a reference to the fact that I talk a lot on the group's Facebook group, much more than I do in Real Life. It's awful when you can feel yourself going bright red and can do nothing about it, isn't it? A good laugh settled things though and all was well.
On the way home I stopped off at Morrisons and treated myself to the classic Christmas two week edition of the Radio Times. On glancing through, there seems to be quite a lot of good stuff on offer and now I have an up to date Virgin box and can program recordings with a couple of clicks, that's just what I will be doing. It'll probably keep me going all through January and maybe into February too!
Today's Advent offering is a double gift of music. My favourite Christmas song of all time, Pearsall's arrangement of In Dulci Jubilo. When I was in the Chapel Choir at school, it was an annual staple and, as I was in the semi-chorus (they are supposed to be solos but Mr McCay made them semi-chorus sections), I sang alto through the whole thing and still do to this day, albeit not so musically nowadays! If I can find it on Youtube, there's one clip that shows the score too - I love that.
Yes, found it! Sung by the greatest choir of all time - Kings.
And in contrast, a much more dance based arrangement, the legendary version by Mike Oldfield.
Same tune, totally different styles. I love them both!