Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 12

January 5, 2014 — 77 Comments


Well folks this is my last post of my Christmas challenge and I have had loads of fun thinking what to do each day and allowing myself to break my voice back in gently. The response from everyone has been fabulous and it has been a wonderful help to me in getting back to full voice.

I thought long and hard about what to do for my last instalment and after mulling over two or three suggestions I decided to keep it simple, just me sat at my piano 🙂


Robert Gear and Me

My friends have all been arriving in Glasgow over the weekend ready for tomorrow’s first day back and Robert, my flat share, arrived late this afternoon.  We thought that it would be a great idea to take my Mum, Dad and brother to Waxy O’Connors in Glasgow City centre before they headed off home.

It has a great atmosphere on a Sunday afternoon as many of our friends get together and play improvised Scottish folk music at the front of the pub and really gets you in a cheerful mood, which I needed before saying goodbye to my family 🙂


Susan Bates ( Harp ), Robert Gear, Me and Jillian Hunter ( Flute )

To give you a taste I filmed a short burst and put it at the end of today’s verse so I hope you enjoy it too.


77 responses to Twelve Days of Christmas – Day 12



    From the bottom of my heart, Thank You!

    So wonderful, so thoughtful, so talented and so creative.

    May God’s richest blessings be yours,



    It has been a great journey of 12 days. Wonderful to hear your voice is back in shape with these little creative moments
    keep smiling and cheers on the year to come.


      Thank you. Kath, my singing teacher told me yesterday that I’m nearly back to full strength I had a fabulous first lesson and I need to get good and ready for my singing exam on the 29th.

      Cheers to you too,


    Thank you Charlotte…it was a lot of fun following this as it seems to have been for you to do.


    Absolutely beautiful! Thank you so very much for sharing so much of yourself in your art and your music. I thoroughly enjoyed it and look forward to more amazing and creative posts from you. Blessings to you that your voice will stay strong and healthy! xo


    Ah Charlotte. That’s the last one….I’m really sad as I have loved this. Well done. You have been so creative on so many levels and you have interpreted it brilliantly. Here’s to your new term. Take good care of that voice and please don’t forget my little request. Big hugs sweetiepie xxxxxxxx


    Bravo Charlotte et merci . This last draw is really ” génial” ! and your voice is now
    ” mixed of sun and little river in spring” …..I think that you see what and want to say……

    So, in french “Hip, hip, hip, hourra Charlotte !!”

    Beautifull chalenge , and 21/20 !!!!!

    You can be proud of you, as We are proud of you!


    Wonderful! I would also love to see your friends play music together at pub.


    I enjoyed the art and music for all 12 days.


      Hi Joe, I’m happy you enjoyed them. Back to the serious song learning and singing now! A challenging French piece (I don’t speak French and it has taken twice as long to get it to sink in), several German pieces and my exam to prepare for.

      All the best


    Magnificent! What an awesome finish to an awesome challenge! Your music, your art, your writing have all given us a larger glimpse into your life. Thank you for sharing so much of yourself with us! All the best as you pursue the next challenges in your life!


      Hi Deborah, I’m glad to share my holiday fun with you. I certainly do have a challenging term I’ll fill you in as the term progresses. I’ve been busy at home all day learning all my new material, the script for my acting classes and trying to get my head around a composition I’m working on!

      Best wishes


    Thank you, Charlotte! You did a wonderful job with this! You are a talented young lady, and I am glad you have gotten your voice back in shape. Looking forward to hearing a lot more from you. Take care!


    I loved the pub music — I so wanted to get up and dance. Thanks for sharing the 12 days of Christmas — your voice is in fine form. Have an exciting semester at school. 😀


    Loved the whole thing – thanks for the music at the beginning there, so joyful!


      I must speak to Eric my friend who plays the fiddle about him teaching me some of the songs they play. I don’t know why I haven’t thought of it before.

      All the best


    A wonderful finale. Thanks to you and your musical friends!


      I only had my phone to tape them on which was a shame because the video would have better lighting and sound but they were too good to pass on the opportunity.

      Best wishes


    Lovely ending, and I like that last piece of art too. Blessings to you for 2014.


      Thank you that was the toughest picture yet to draw, I’m out of practise. At the Royal Conservatoire of Scotland they have courses in Scottish Music a BA with Honours, and Scottish Music – Piping. Both degrees take four years full time study and these friends of mine are at the top of their game and learning all the time gigging with each other it’s fabulous.

      Best wishes


    Thanks so much for sharing all this. It’s been a fun ride! Best wishes to you.


    Wonderful. I have really enjoyed these posts.


    Go Charlotte, well done on your healing yourself! Loved to hear your improv friends… grew up with a dad who played jazz clarinet and sax and later, mum’s boyfriend had a bluegrass band… lots of improv at home… Well done, darlin!
    ‘Hugs from NZ,


      Thanks Lizzi, I can just get up and sing and dance stone cold sober so I love being involved in improv. It’s an aim of mine this year to try to learn some jazz and easy listening tracks.
      Hugs to you too,

      Best wishes
      Charlotte 🙂


    That’s a beautiful drawing, Charlotte!


    Excellent;as always. Thank you. What will you do for an encore?


      Hi TJ, I know what you mean, follow that lol. When I’m back to studying full time I only have the time for a couple of posts each week but I hope that I can keep them interesting 🙂

      Best wishes


    😀 clapclapclapclapclap


    Well done. Cool idea for a series too – even though I’ve hardly been around, I kept wondering and so grabbed a few minutes each day to ‘go see what Missy H had posted today’…. lol

    Thoroughly enjoyed this insight into your world. Thanks very much for sharing this time with us Charlotte. Mucho appreaciatedo 😀



    Brilliant! You are truly a very creative person.


    This is a really nice post, sweet and simple. I liked the music at the last as well. It is great that you completed the twelve days so beautifully. Stay blessed 🙂


      Thanks Gaurab that’s lovely 🙂 I read you support Manchester United now are you sure I can’t convert you from the dark side, it’s got to be Manchester City all the way 🙂 lol

      Best wishes


    Wonderful, thank you. The music from the pub is also very similar, even the same, as Irish traditional music


    Really nice! Watched all your videos!


    What a great 12 days. Thank you so much.


    Aww, it’s the end already? Boo. 🙁
    This was a lot of fun to follow. Your voice is coming back nicely. 🙂 Looking forward to reading about your new adventures!


      I’ve been working hard for the last three days Stephanie on my classical repertoire; it’s so good to be back in nearly full voice, back in class and singing with accompaniment. I went to dance class tonight with Jess and it was great fun.

      All the best


    Well done Charlotte, I’ve enjoyed following this. Hope you remembered to take the decorations down on Twelfth night…!




    Thanks for the lovely series, Charlotte! A very creative way to nurture your voice — and your online community.


    Excellently done, and you’re certainly in good voice. Continued success in your studies at the conservatory.



    i want a hold you charlotte everything on you is wonserful…thank’s by this gifts for all yours fans…i appreciate realy… 🙂


    You made it! First challenge of 2014 down. Love the folk music ending.


      Hi Hilary, phew yes it turned out to be more fun than I’d expected. I’ve always enjoyed folk music it’s a shame we don’t celebrate our English folk music traditions more.

      Best wishes


    Well, I can’t believe your Twelve Days are done! And done well! How fun this has been following along and seeing your creative artwork. I love the Scottish folk music at the end! Thank you so much, Charlotte!


    What a lovely 12 days you’ve given all of us. Bravo (standing ovation) looking forward to your next project! Xxxxx


    Beautifully done. It looks as though you had a wonderful (and eventful) holiday season. Best to you!


    So, Charlotte, you can sing, write, draw–is there anything you can’t do?

    Best wishes for a happy, healthy, very blessed New Year!


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