No more new posts for the next three days but I’ll be checking Comments (maybe even adding one or two)
I wish you all a Very Merry Christmas whatever you choose to do. A reminder that in the first two years in December (2010 and 2011) the Blog had day-by-day stuff about Pompey Christmases past and less usual Christmas music, which you can still see/hear
I’ve read Christmas Carol as usual but new to me this year was Mystery in White: a Christmas Crime Story by J Jefferson Farjeon – a ‘thriller’ set and published in the late 1930s and re-published this year.
MRA and I have just watched It’s a Wonderful Life (again) which includes this great shot
On the wall under the portrait of George’s late father, the saying reads
“All You Can Take With You, Is That Which You’ve Given Away”
And finally my favourite Christmas music this year (MRA and I have gone a bit choral) is “Bethlehem Down” – written by Englishman Peter Warlock in 1927. He took on that pseudonym because he was interested in the occult but I have no evidence that the Warlocks took his name before becoming the Grateful Dead. Maybe?