Day out

We went to the pet store to get a new fish tank,cos when OH was cleaning out the tank we discovered a crack in the tank,and it started to leak,so my big baking bowl came in handy, so now (Ant/Dec and Dick/Dom the fish's names) have a new house with a few new things in it as well,

we also made a visit to PC World to get a memory card for my new camera,my hubby bought me for xmas,so now I can take photos (950) to my hearts content,we also went to the Range to buy a big storage box, for my Jars that I have collected, Iam going to teach myself how to make Jam/Chutneys for the summer, (she say's with great intentions)

The car park and stores were packed, it took us 35mins to get out of carpark even made worse when drivers keep pushing in,its very annoying,cos no matter how much they push, they are still stuck like everyone else,

Oh Holy Night

I love this christmas carol, when I was in church choir, about 12yrs ago, I got to sing this solo at the christmas eve mass, and I really enjoyed singing it, even the high bits as well,thats is when I could sing, now I can't sing for my supper ..... I have been looking for this song on cd by josh groban, he sang it in america in 2002 and can't get it anywhere even on e-bay!!! Josh sings it beautifully it's on youtube but it doesn't do it justice.

Now for some bit of history on this beautiful christmas carol

O Holy Night" ("Cantique de Noël") is a well-known Christmas carol composed by Adolphe Adam in 1847 to the French poem "Minuit, chrétiens" by Placide Cappeau (1808-1877), a wine merchant and poet. Cappeau was asked to write a Christmas poem by a parish priest. It has become a standard modern carol for solo performance with an operatic finish.

Born: Oc­to­ber 25, 1808, Roque­maure, France.
Died: Au­gust 8, 1877, Roque­maure, France

According to Placide, he wrote the poem, “Minuit Chrétien” (O Holy Night) in a stagecoach to Paris, between Mâcon and Dijon. More likely, this famous Christmas carol was written by Cappeau in the usual way. Despite Adolphe Adam calling his tune “la Marseillaise religieuse” (The religious Marseillaise), In the carol, the singer recalls the birth of Jesus. It was translated into English by Unitarian minister John Sullivan Dwight, editor of Dwight's Journal of Music in 1855, and lyrics also exist in other languages.

Adams had been dead for many years and Cappeau and Dwight were old men when on Christmas Eve 1906, Reginald Fessenden, a 33-year-old university professor and former chief chemist for Thomas Edison, did something long thought impossible. Using a new type of generator, Fessenden spoke into a microphone and, for the first time in history, a man's voice was broadcast over the airwaves: "And it came to pass in those days, that there went out a decree from Caesar Augustus, that all the world should be taxed," he began in a clear, strong voice, hoping he was reaching across the distances he supposed he would. Shocked radio operators on ships and astonished wireless owners at newspapers sat slack-jawed as their normal, coded impulses, heard over tiny speakers, were interrupted by a professor reading from the gospel of Luke.
To the few who caught this broadcast, it must have seemed like a miracle, hearing a voice somehow transmitted to those far away. Some might have believed they were hearing the voice of an angel. Fessenden was probably unaware of the sensation he was causing on ships and in offices; he couldn't have known that men and women were rushing to their wireless units to catch this Christmas Eve miracle.
After finishing his recitation of the birth of Christ, Fessenden picked up his violin and played "O Holy Night," the first song ever sent through the air via radio waves. When the carol ended, Fessenden read another selection from the book of Luke: "Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace to men of good will." The Christmas program was picked up as far south as Norfolk, Virginia; when the program was repeated on New Year's Eve, it was heard as far away as the West Indies.

Since that first rendition at a small Christmas mass in 1847, "O Holy Night" has been sung millions of times in churches in every corner of the world. And since the moment a handful of people first heard it played over the radio, the carol has gone on to become one of the entertainment industry's most recorded and played spiritual songs. This incredible work--requested by a forgotten parish priest, written by a poet who would later split from the church, given soaring music by a Jewish composer, and brought to Americans to serve as much as a tool to spotlight the sinful nature of slavery as tell the story of the birth of a Savior--has become one of the most beautiful, inspired pieces of music ever created. The

Here are the lyrics

O Holy Night
O! Holy night! The stars, their gleams prolonging,
Watch o'er the Eve of our dear Saviour's birth.
Long lay the world in sin and error, longing
For His appearance, then the Spirit felt its worth.
A thrill of hope; the weary world rejoices,
For yonder breaks a new and glorious morn.
Fall on your knees! O, hear the angel voices!
O night divine, the night when Christ was Born;
O night, O holy night, O night divine!
Led by the light of faith serenely beaming,
With glowing hearts we stand by the Babe adored.
O'er the world a star is sweetly gleaming,
And come now, Shepherds, from your flocks unboard.
The Son of God lay thus w'thin lowly manger;
In all our trials born to be our Lord.
He knows our need, our weakness never lasting,
Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord!
Behold your King! By Him, let Earth accord!
Truly He taught us to love one another,
His law is love and His gospel is peace.
Long live His truth, and may it last forever,
For in His name all discordant noise shall cease.
Sweet hymns of joy in grateful chorus raise we,
With all our hearts we praise His holy name.
Christ is the Lord! Then ever, ever praise we,
His power and glory ever more proclaim!
His power and glory ever more proclaim!

My Secret Santa

My Secret Santa parcel arrived from Lise aka Miss Roylecake from the lets knit forum and I was like a little child waiting for Santa all excited hee hee till I could open it, the OH kept telling me to open it but I resisted the temptation and didn't open it till yesterday evening the 21st and it was beautiful, there was a pair of glovelets and pattern

some handcream and bubblebath, some stitch holders and a little book of pleasure, its sayings of calm thoughts here is just one of the little sayings in book: "Become as spontaneous and as contented as a child by substituting a few childlike qualities - even superficial ones - for some of your adultness" I think I already done that with my secret Santa...

Bad day

Well I have spent all day in bed cos i have got bad flu and i feel miserable,all my OH fault he got his flu jab cos he had a heart attack a couple of weeks ago and last week he got a head cold and was like a little baby why are men like that when they a bitty cold....
But I knew it I would get it and get it bad and I was right,the one time I didn’t want to be right huff huff trying to get a cuppa is terrible in my house, I have to use my mobile and ring the phone downstairs and ask imagine!!!!! using sons laptop, if only he knew lol lol

Projects on needles to be finished

Socks 2 at the same time, part of
son's christmas pressie

some more socks

last I started this scarf last night while I was watching the movie The Matrix

Its the hikers scarf pattern

Try it and see what colour you are

Your rainbow is shaded violet.


What is says about you: You are a creative person. You appreciate beauty and craftsmanship. You are patient and will keep trying to understand something until you've mastered it.

Find the colors of your rainbow at

scary!!!!and very accurate

cosy tea pot!!!

A good project to use up some scrap wool and didn't take that long to do either, I think the longest bit was all the sewing at the end, but I'm happy with it...

I love these wrist-warmers, they were easy to knit and I know picture isn't all that good but they are lime green, they are from the Irish hiking pattern, and I saw Cherly's (grant 42) from the let's knit forum scarf in this pattern and it's beautiful, so might knit one for myself....
Sorted out Christmas fairy lights yesterday, and one set needs new fuse bulb, so have to shop for them, got all my Christmas decorations/trimmings ready to be put up, usually on my youngest daughter's birthday which is the 10Th and tradition was the youngest of family put the angel on top, but my youngest don't live with me anymore, she is 19yrs . so I will have to change it to the oldest hee hee which is hubby hee hee, but might leave it till nearer the day to put up decorations/trimmings.....

What next

I was trying to work out what I did to upset the God's or what I did in my former life to deserve more bad news this year!! My Husband having just recovered from a heart attack a few months ago and starting a new job which was great for him cos he was starting to doubt himself and his ability to ever do anything again and also to provide for his Family was his big thing and he was looking great and starting to feel better in himself, loving his job as it meant that I could travel with him sometimes and that was just to get me out of house which was great for me as I'm housebound anyway what am I babbling on about ????

well my Hubby was laid off that great job to-day. It's devastating!!! and no warning the company went bust over weekend and as he only started a few months ago no redundancy's pay and it's 23 days to CHRISTMAS so now we are back to square one again and I don't know if I should laugh or cry honest!!!
My worry and hubby's is him getting another job before Christmas and because he turns 50 next year and then there is his heart condition, what next I wonder????

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