Good morning, everyone! December at last, Happy Advent (sort of)
After a pretty dull day yesterday, there was a lovely sunset so I rushed out to snap it. We haven't had so many colourful sunsets recently so this was worth catching.
It felt considerably milder, thank goodness, but I worked out why I've been feeling colder than I should feel - one of the big radiators in the living room area was turned right down and, as they all have individual thermostats, it just wasn't warming up. Doh!
I felt I got loads done. Lots of bits and pieces, odds and ends, some clearing, some tidying, some garden stuff, plus some of the planned Goldster classes.
The minarette pear arrived and is now planted out. I rather wished I had something in the nature of a partridge to put on it! I sorted out the other two mini trees too so they should now be OK, fingers crossed. It'll be interesting to see how they do next summer/autumn.
My Christmas build up has now started.
I'll open day one when I've finished this.
And finally - Advent music:
As I have done for a couple of years, I will be posting a link to some of my favourite Christmas music each day, usually via a YouTube link.
Most of them will be the same (although I'm not looking back) because a favourite carol or arrangement remains a favourite carol or arrangement.
And I will apologise now for the adverts that you are almost certain to get at the start of each clip. I can't do anything about them and even if I did pay for an advert free service (which I don't), there's no guarantee that they would link to advert free for you. So - really sorry, just fast forward.
Today's is here because it just HAS to be. The greatest Advent hymn I know - O come, O come Emmanuel.
This version is a most beautiful arrangement for piano and cello. I hope you enjoy it as much as I do.
(There's some lovely traditional versions on YouTube too, if you look)