It’s been lovely relaxing at home with family and catching up with old friends that I miss when I am up living in Glasgow. It is also a great opportunity for me to spend a little time connecting with my friends here on my blog, Facebook, Twitter and Google+. During term time being able to read your comments and advice is so helpful and can be a real boost. 2014 has been a good year for me and I want to thank you all so much for being part of it.
I wanted to record a Christmas Carol to share with you all and pass on a little bit of love, joy and my very best wishes. I have chosen to sing ‘The First Mercy’ by Peter Warlock, it is not as well-known as many of the carols that you hear at this time of year. It is a lovely carol whose lyrics portray the nativity through the imagined eyes of the animals in the stable. I do hope that you enjoy it 🙂
I wish peace and joy to you all and whatever you believe in, or celebrate at this time of year, may the coming days bring you good health, love and happiness.
I have been thinking recently about what binds a couple together and the love that they share for each other as both my grandparents are celebrating their anniversaries in the coming weeks.
Next year as it will be both their diamond and golden anniversaries I am going to try and compose a song for them and write the lyrics to celebrate what will be a wonderful occasion for them both.
On the 26th March 2014 my father’s parents will have been married for 59 years. My Grandpa said that he met my Grandmawhen she was just twelve and then spent the eight years that followed persuading her that they should get married,
They married in a Methodist church in Manchester when Grandpa was 22 and Grandma was 20 and she walked down the aisle carrying a bouquet of cream roses. Following the ceremony many of those in the church wanted to know how Manchester City were doing as they were playing in the FA cup semi final and there were many keen supporters in congregation. Luckily they beat Sunderland 1 – 0. 🙂
The number one record in the UK charts on the day they married was “Give Me Your Word” by Tennesse Ernie Ford
When I asked my Pepa why they chose the spring time to marry I expected him to give a beautiful romantic reason, however he said that it was to make the most of the tax allowances LOL.
They have been very happy together and I wish them many more years in each others company.
Coincidentally on the 10th April my mother’s parents will be have been married for 49 years also They met 14 months before they married, my Nana was 18 and my Grandad was 21. They married in Staffordshire and they had a beautiful wedding with my Nana carrying a bouquet full of pink carnations.
The number one record in the UK charts on their wedding day was “Concrete and the Clay” by unit 4 plus 2.
However when I was searching on the internet I found this video of the record that was number one in the United States at the time and I wanted to share it, check out the dancing 🙂
To help celebrate their lives together I have written my first Haiku, I am still not sure that I should have used the word love twice 🙂
The sweet sound of love Is the Charming songs of birds That whisper “my love”