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Carols at Christmas

The BBC Radio Nottingham Carol Service, St. Barnabas’ Cathedral, Nottingham.

In these days of overly-commercialised Christmases, what a pleasure it still remains to hear good old-fashioned carols sung out with gusto and love. This visit to St. Barnabas’ Roman Catholic Cathedral was my second carol concert of the season, having previously attended the Nottingham Trent University concert in which my partner sang at St. Peter’s in Nottingham. Continue reading


December 22, 2007 Posted by | I CAN HEAR MUSIC | , , | Leave a comment

Hand me a Mince Pie…

Well that’s it done again thankfully for another year. I got everything in two missions, sneaking over the border from Redhill to the great Metropolis.

Went mid-afternoon and Mansfield road on the way in was busy as one might expect but after negotiating the traffic and parking up I didn’t actually find the city centre that bad really. Are the retailers not getting the business at this time of year they once did, I wonder?

I always go armed with a ‘missus list’ with all the things she *ahem* might want. It makes life so much easier and I get to hang around in Jessop’s cosmetic department and stare at the array of pretty assistants without being arrested. Who said this Christmas shopping business was a chore?

As an added bonus I nipped on Victoria Market and acquired a few salted cashews, a nice pork pie and a bit of bedtime reading in the shape of a second-hand Inspector Rebus novel. I am a man of simple pleasures. Life is good.

December 22, 2007 Posted by | Ripping Yarns | , , | Leave a comment