I know it’s only November, but once again I’ve been filled with festive cheer.
Last night I spent three hours conducting and playing Christmas Carols in a brass band ready for a concert next weekend form the classic “God rest you merry gentlemen” and “See amid the winter’s snow” to “jingle bell rock” and “I saw Mommy kissing Santa Claus”.
Then this morning it was back to my old primary school Christmas fayre to support my wonderful friend selling her cards again. That all went well and memories were brought back. I went up to the school library to the “game zone” and that brought back plenty of memories about “fiction fanatics”. I loved reading, in fact, English was my favourite subject and as an avid reader, I always aspired to be in fiction fanatics. Unfortunately, I wasn’t the fastest reader in the world, in fact, one time the librarian actually thought they had lost a book because I took so long to read it. Suffice to say, I wasn’t her favourite pupil. But when the time came, every year I would apply for fiction fanatics and every year it was over subscribed. They used to say “it’s okay, if you don’t get in this year, you’re sure to get in next year.” Well not me. It really was the place to be as well, all my friends would get into fiction fanatics each year and every Monday lunchtime I would wait outside the classroom, watching them all come out with their new books to read and never in my four years there did I make the cut. Oh how I longed to be a fiction fanatic. Well, poo you Mrs Pugh, guess who’s doing literature now? (Mrs Pugh was the librarian). In fact, I think I might go home and read my book or even write a literature essay. Ironic that today, I saw a sign today in the year 5 corridor for a “reading intervention”.
Anyway, enough about my tragic, reading past, I did get to see my year six teacher who is possibly one of my favourite teachers of all time so all was not lost. After that, it was up to the cinema to watch Nativity 2. I even prepared myself last night by watching Nativity which I did think may have been a bad idea at the time because it could only make me disappointed with Nativity 2, but how wrong I was. I have to say, I would thoroughly recommend to anyone looking for a bit of festive fun or danger in the manger. A great watch to make you feel goooood.
And then, to finish it off, I bought a nice warm hot chocolate with cream and mini marshmallows from a cold friend in the rain and went to the supermarket where they were playing Christmas songs and I listened to “last Christmas”.
All in all, a good and festive day 🙂