Countdown to Christmas

I love Christmas, I am tempted to put my tree and decorations up soon ๐Ÿ™‚ Glasgow is a fabulous City to visit in the run up to Christmas, the shopping is fabulous and there’s an ice rink in George’s Square which will be great fun.

Christmas-Lights-2013

The lights were switched-on Thursday 14th November 2013 and there is to be a celebration on Saturday 30th November to commemorate Scotland’s patron saint St Andrew in George Square. You could try your hand at the fiddle, there will be music and Highland dancing before a big family ceilidh and I can’t make it because I’m in Cheshire at the Bowdon Festival.

Buchannan-Street

This evening I had a stroll through the streets of Glasgow to take in the Christmas lights and it is fabulous to be in the middle of it all.

Buchannan-Street-2

Glasgow-Lights

I wonder how I would get these lights home, they would look great in my flat : )

When I was home recently we watched this video of me aged 7 entering a competition on the BBC to sing with Faye from Steps, I did get on to the TV although I did not get into the final. I thought I’d share it, I hope you enjoy it ๐Ÿ™‚

56 thoughts on “Countdown to Christmas

      1. Well, I understand that! My younger granddaughter, who is just 6, is also named Charlotte, and she looks very much like you did in that Christmas clip. (Her other grandmother had a Scottish mother, which may explain it.) We go all gooey when we look at her!

    1. Hi John, Thank you ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Glasgow is such a friendly City and so different from the perception some people have of it, I feel really at home here. Glasgowโ€™s image will be strengthened hosting the Commonwealth Games next year.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. What a good idea with the tree, mines fake this year Iโ€™ve bought a silver tree in a box ready and it already has lights on and baubles in pink and blue, it just pulls out like Mary Poppinโ€™s magic.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

    1. Thanks Don, I really wanted to win the chance to sing with Faye Tozer I was a big fan and won a singing competition singing โ€˜5, 6, 7, 8โ€™ on holiday ๐Ÿ˜‰

      All the best
      Charlotte

  1. Hehe, great post Missy H…
    I was so like that at 7 – yeah right, not. I did sing the lead in Oliver when I was about 10, does that count? (lol).
    Anyway, all looks very festive. No christmas here of course, we had our largest festival Eid-Al-Adra a while back (Islamic calendar is lunar so changes by 10 days every year). Busy time of year for you suspect too – enjoy ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Really glad you enjoyed it ๐Ÿ˜‰ . Kudos to you getting the role of Oliver, I was Mrs Bumble in one Easter production and Nancy when I was about 15 in a summer school production. I have a really busy Monday schedule at the Conservatoire ๐Ÿ˜‰

      All the best
      Charlotte

    1. Ooh Iโ€™ll try to remember to get a couple of photographs. Last year I got told off in my lodgings because I left the shiny pink streamers I put up all over my bedroom ceiling because it was a fire risk apparently ๐Ÿ˜‰

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  2. Hi, Charlotte. I’ve heard and read great things about Glasgow, and although my one and only time in Scotland was a brief trip into Edinburgh last November, I feel I want to return not only to Edinburgh, but also to see more of Scotland. It’s no surprise a lot of my travels have served as “introductions” to much larger areas where I want to see and explore. Love those light fixtures in Glasgow! Happy holidays, and thanks for stopping by to read and like my post about the Vancouver Christmas Market!

    1. Hi Henry, wow you really are well travelled, how wonderful to speak all of those languages ๐Ÿ˜‰
      I’d never been to Scotland before I commenced my studies but I’ve fallen in love with it and it’s my second home now ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      1. Hi, Charlotte. I’m fortunate to have traveled some and grateful to have been exposed to many languages. With your talent, you know with hard work and perseverance you’ll find yourself in unexpected places. I’m always glad to read about people able to find love in a place different from where they were born and raised; for me, I feel my second home is Germany. Thanks for your reply!

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