359/365 Science! by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It is Christmas Day. Our presents are open and the turkey is currently turning the requisite shade of brown in the oven. What to do? Obviously, the answer is to have a go at some sciencing! Ruby received some thoughtful gifts
339/365 Baubles by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA I am a reluctant participant in Christmas. I’m not religious – so there’s always way too much little baby Jesus for me – but I’m also resistant to all the gaudy nonsense that happens at this time of year. I like
335/365 Three Kings Swing by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s that time of year again; our first Christmas concert of the 2017 festive season. We’ve been rehearsing various Yuletide ditties since late October, so we are well prepared for the oncoming barrage of Santa-related tuneage. One piece we
327/365 Still too soon by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA We are not even at the end of November and I’m already three weeks into Christmas music rehearsals. I do like to get into the Christmas spirit – despite my repeated irritation at some of the over-commercial nonsense and
324/365 Still November by rutty is licensed under CC BY-NC-SA It’s too early for this FFS
Christmas always starts early for me. I don’t want it to, but I play in a brass band, and so I’m required to practice Yuletide tunes as early as late October some years. I am usually utterly fed up of Christmas three weeks before it actually arrives. This year has
Oh Christmas Tree, originally uploaded by rutty. Ruby enjoyed “helping” Mummy and Daddy with the tree decorations this year! Here’s wishing everyone a peaceful and enjoyable Christmas.
It’s Christmas, apparently, originally uploaded by rutty. For me, Christmas starts in November. Our band, like many brass bands, has a busy Christmas period – and that means rehearsing Christmas music. In November. We’ve had few concerts this year but quite a bit of carolling. My favourite job is
This is very unlike me at this time of year, but I’m feeling a little bit Christmassy!