Countdown to Christmas

November 24, 2013 — 56 Comments

I love Christmas, I am tempted to put my tree and decorations up soon πŸ™‚ 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 πŸ™‚

56 responses to Countdown to Christmas

  1. 

    Had a very shinny nose indeed lol πŸ™‚

  2. 

    This post has lifted me into the Christmas spirit! Love the cute and cheery rendition of Rudolph πŸ™‚

  3. 

    It’s lovely, merci Charlotte.

  4. 

    Yes,’tis the season to be jolly, and you have provided a joyous kick off!

  5. 

    You were adorable! (Still are. πŸ™‚ )

  6. 

    even then you were honing your stage presence πŸ™‚

  7. 

    Liked the Rudolph song. Very sweet. Thanks for showing us around glasgow

    • 

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

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  8. 

    Was this a competition for the cutest kid award? That was adorable.

  9. 

    I can hear the hint of power voice from the young Charlotte and she gave me a smile πŸ™‚

  10. 

    Well darn, the video wouldn’t play for me, but the photos are just lovely. I love Christmas too, we keep our tree up all year!

    • 

      What a good idea with the tree, mines fake this year I’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 Poppin’s magic.

      Best wishes
      Charlotte

  11. 

    Even at seven you were good.

  12. 

    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 πŸ™‚

    • 

      Really glad you enjoyed it πŸ˜‰ . 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 πŸ˜‰

      All the best
      Charlotte

  13. 

    Waiting to see pictures once you are done with your Christmas decorations πŸ™‚

  14. 

    Really great video! A good start to the holiday season… πŸ™‚

  15. 

    Hurrah for the first Christmas song of 2013! And especially love the ending!

  16. 

    Hilarious Charlotte, you definitely had stage presence way back then. little cutie.xx

  17. 

    I think this has become my favorite of all your songs I’ve listened and I love the featured picture as well πŸ˜‰ πŸ˜€

  18. 

    Lovely performance for a seven year old! So cuuuute!! πŸ˜‰

  19. 

    Gorgeous lights! I would love them, too–but I’d hate taking them down so I guess Glasgow can keep them. πŸ™‚

  20. 

    Those lights are amazing!

  21. 

    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!

    • 

      Hi Henry, wow you really are well travelled, how wonderful to speak all of those languages πŸ˜‰
      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 πŸ˜‰
      Best wishes
      Charlotte

      • 

        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!

  22. 

    Oh my… that video of you was just adorable! And you had quite a good voice already! πŸ™‚

  23. 

    Adorable Charlotte. Now we need one of the older you singing Rudolph. Dianne

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