Wednesday, 24 December 2008

24 December

Overcast and grey, but relatively mild - mercury at around 7C. That is set to change after Christmas, when the Russian bear comes marching in from Siberia. Daytime maximum temps will hover around freezing, with nocturnal lows between -5 and -9C. I am aware that readers in the US will scoff at these readings, but it is the first bout of sustained freezing weather this winter in Holland. It will last into the New Year.

Went for a walk of 2½ hours this afternoon, into the Heathlands and back through the forests to Velp, the neighbouring town. Returned in time for nightfall, which occurs at 4.30pm here. Pretty knackered actually. Will upload pictures in a few days' time.

Tonight, I shall take part in a Christmas Eve service, starting at 9.30pm. I am a chorister (I was in a choir on and off between 1995 and 2004), and take the tenor part. Not done prior rehearsals, but I'm pretty good at sheet reading, so it shouldn't be a problem.


Jenny said...

Your a man of many talents. I wish you God's blessing and a happy Christmas.

I'm mostly known as 'MA' said...

Happy Christmas to you!

Gerry said...

Couldn't you sing some of your audios? I am eager to hear your tenor. Doc and I made a karaoke country DVD Christmas Eve. We laughed so much, that we decided we had to burn it. Doc always sounds good when he sings and I never do, so I strive for comedy. Gerry