The Twelve Days of Christmas 2022 – Day 11

As we approach the end of the journey towards Christmas, it’s important to pay homage to the eleven pipers piping, I mean some more classic favourites that transcend time and place. Back in the 1800 century, there was this classic English carol that emerged based on verses from the Bible.

When we think of the time of the birth of Jesus, we are reminded that the angels announced the arrival of the babe, and thus Hark! The Harald Angels Sing. This interjection is rather rare in modern days. Hark! Hark! Hark! I say. We should use it more, don’t you think?

Having said that, there is something about the melody of this piece of music that always drawn me in, and when we add the majestic harmonies of a few beautiful singers, we are left with an anthem of welcome. Only one day until the star shines to announce the arrival of Christmas.

Glad Påsk, or whatever

What is Easter for me? Well for instance, the little bunny used to make visits when I was a child, and with him would come mountains of chocolate which I would devour instantaneously without question.

Now that I’m an adult, I have to watch my weight so there is no chocolate, and since I’m also non-religious, there is no ‘celebration’ of the death, rebirth, or resurrection of Jesus. So what do I celebrate?

1 day off from work, statutory paid holiday *yes!*