Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 6


We set out this morning to attempt our family walk through Delamere forest, the weather did not look very favourable but as my older brother will be leaving to travel back to London tomorrow it was our last chance this holiday. ย We normally go on Christmas day but this year the rain put paid to that.

Anyway, as we got closer to the forest the heavens opened and the rain came down again, though we had umbrellas and boots the wind was driving the rain sideways and there was no way we would be going into the woods as the trails get too slippery ๐Ÿ™‚

Undeterred we decided not to go home but instead we drove to Cheshire Oaks ( not a forest unfortunately ) and take a walk around the outlet shops and check out the festive decorations. I saw the tree and just had to take a picture as it was huge.


It was billed as the UK largest Christmas tree and for a small donation to charity you could take a peek inside, so I did ๐Ÿ™‚


It was all twinkly and sparkly inside and so I took another picture but it does not do it justice but I still wanted to share it with you.


I tried to record today’s video inside the tree but the noise from the carousel outside made it really difficult for my Dad so we had to move on.

When we left Cheshire Oaks the weather was a lot brighter, the rain had stopped and so we headed back to Delamere forest to see what the paths and trails were like. We parked up and had a great time just walking through the trees and enjoying the quiet stillness of the forest at this time of year. On the way back to the car we stopped and recorded today’s verse.

So here it is and I hope that you enjoy it, don’t forget to leave a comment if you haven’t already. It has been as much fun to read the reaction of all my blog friends to my challenge as it has been to perform it.

50 thoughts on “Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 6

  1. The only thing wrong with the Twelve Days of Christmas as you are rendering them, Dear Charlotte, is that there are only twelve of them!

    1. We didn’t stay too long! I think everyone in Cheshire decided to go on the same day, just long enough for my brother to buy his saucepans off my grandparents for Christmas. The shops were too full and the walkways were so full you could hardly pass as it was raining so hard.
      Best wishes

    1. Hi Deanie, I wish I’d photographed my new umbrella off my brother as it’s rather magnificent, like a normal brolly on the outside but a beautiful pink flower inside.
      Best wishes

    1. We traditionally walk around the old walls in Chester or Delamere Forest during the Christmas break we’ll have to save it for our next holiday break at home. At least Matt got his bargain saucepans and I got a fab sautรฉ pan with a clear glass lid on a real bargain offer. Hope you have a great New Years Eve.
      Best wishes

  2. What a great tree, fine art, and expressive singing of course. Great earmuffs too ๐Ÿ™‚

    Looking forward to the next installment. ๐Ÿ™‚

    1. Thanks Jim, trying to catch up on my comments. Just watched the film Atonement, great film but a bit depressing so I’m cheering myself back up before I sing ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Best wishes

    1. It was a brilliant tree, there was a little fair next to it and a German style bistro, we all had hot dogs and ketchup.
      I love music theatre, loving my opera videos even more, my parents bought me five new operas to watch, it’s quite funny because they just have to guess what I’d like ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Happy New Year

  3. Charlotte:

    Your song and ebullience bring heartwarming laughter on this cold December evening.



    1. I love the word ‘ebullience’ Tom another blogger used that adjective before about me and I had to look it up then ๐Ÿ˜‰ always glad to raise a smile ๐Ÿ˜‰
      Happy New Year

      1. Didn’t see the earlier post but ebullience obviously fits. And can’t understand how you didn’t know the definition??? When I looked in the dictionary your picture was published with the word!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰

        Definitely a good word to add to your personal lexicon.

        God bless,


  4. I do believe this is my favorite so far! And where do you get such clever ideas for your drawings? I know there’s a theme for each but you give them such a cute interpretation! Until tomorrow….

    1. Hi Linda, I try to do them from my head but I had to search turtle doves to see what they looked like.
      Check out my maids a milking my hardest to draw yet!
      Best wishes

  5. Dear Charlotte: you look so fine i sow went you was taked your dancing and corporal movement class, and realy like me… God bless you ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. Hello Charlotte. I like your art work too! Interesting way of presenting the 12 days of Christmas. Glad you had some fine weather when you could go outdoors. Good to hear that you had a lovely time with your family. Best wishes for 2014 and hope youโ€™ll have a great year back at RCS. ๐Ÿ˜‰

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