To all my friends scattered across the Blogosphere and beyond, here’s wishing you a wonderful Christmas and a great start to whatever the adventure of 2009 will be for you. Thanks for your company this year and for all that you have taught me, thanks too for joining in with the laughter and the silliness!
I’m not going to be blogging now until the New Year ………. we’ll re-group then, eh!
I thought it would be fitting to include the shed (this will have to be ‘Shedding the tradition 6’ as KTvS pointed out that I had missed that one out) and a bit of poetry ………
“And is it true,
This most tremendous tale of all,
Seen in a stained-glass window’s hue,
A Baby in an ox’s stall ?
The Maker of the stars and sea
Become a Child on earth for me ?
And is it true ? For if it is,
No loving fingers tying strings
Around those tissued fripperies,
The sweet and silly Christmas things,
Bath salts and inexpensive scent
And hideous tie so kindly meant,
No love that in a family dwells,
No carolling in frosty air,
Nor all the steeple-shaking bells
Can with this single Truth compare –
That God was man in Palestine
And lives today in Bread and Wine”
The last three verses of ‘Christmas’ by John Betjeman