Tuesday, December 08, 2009

sunrise, sunrise

Current work: French duo book 2 (well, Tuesday isn’t an official working day any more as I’m visiting Dad and I have my guitar lesson, but… might get something done, even if it's only thinking while travelling)
Listening to: Seahorses, Do it Yourself (IMO one of the best albums of the 90s)
Reading: Finished Jane’s book – enjoyed it thoroughly!

Amazing sky this morning on the school run; the whole sky was pink. We get a fantastic view of the sunsets from our back garden, but our view east isn’t as good, so I had to wait until we were on School Road en route to littlest’s school after dropping off son. The sky had dulled a bit, but there were gold linings in the clouds, today. (I sincerely hope that’s a sign that Dad will be in a happier frame of mind and less aggressive with me today.) This is an unsaturated shot as I'd left the camera on normal setting, but gives you an idea of how pretty it was.

Just noticed the time; given that the traffic’s always heavy at this time of year, it’s time to go to my lesson. And five minutes of practising first (!).

Have a nice day – and nosey minds would love to know. What’s your favourite seasonal song (carol or pop)?


Rachel said...

Oooh that's easy, Kate.

Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas sung by Frank Sinatra.

It takes me right back to being bounced on my grandad's knee by a real open fire at Christmas time. Very Werthers but never fails to make me blub on the school run at this time of year!

Hope your day is a goody.


Jan Jones said...

Carols: "Three Kings From Persian Lands Afar" because I love the lyrical twists and turns in the tune.

Pop: Got to be Slade's "Merry Christmas, Everyone!". Although I do like "Fairytale of New York" too.

Caroline Storer said...

Even thoug it pains me to say this.....but I love "Mistletoe and Wine" by Cliff Richard. Yikes how's that for a former headbanger! Take care. Caroline x

Kate Hardy said...

Rachel - oh, yes, that's a nice one :o)

Kate Hardy said...

Jan - hadn't heard this before so thanks for introducing me to something new.

Pop - LOL! That's the one I think I'll be having on a lot in the car between now and the end of term.

Kate Hardy said...

Caroline - mm, for a headbanger, that's quite an admission! (I will confess to loving 'A Spaceman Came Travelling'. Favourite carol is a bit more abstruse, though - Gaudete (the Mediaeval Baebes' verison) or Gabriel's Message (because I love the Victorian imagery and the tune).

Lacey Devlin said...

Lol all I can think of is Have Yourself a Merry Little Christmas it's stuck in my head at the moment :P

Anonymous said...

Without a doubt... 'The blessed son of God only'. Words: Coverdale (after Martin Luther). Music: Rafe Vaughan Williams. (It's in the Oxford Book of Carols if you want to play it, Kate).

Gillie x

Oh, and 'Little Lamb'. Words: William Blake. Music: John Tavener. Simply divine.