The run up to Christmas, the Day, is fast getting away from me. There are still presents to wrap and mail to open and paperclog to clear. So that means that the good news is that the tree is up and decorated, the nativity set is ready and waiting – there is a puss-cat in the manger, where else would it be? The turkey is ordered, and the time is fast approaching to collect our visitors from the Borders and from Oban.

This evening is to be a trip to the local pantomime. Some of our friends from Dance Class are taking part, so it should be good fun.  Pantomimes are a very British institution as far as I am aware. For instance, the Dame has to be a man dressed up as a woman, and the Principal Boy has to be a woman dressed up as a man. The Dame is usually older and is an object of fun, the Boy is the romantic lead. Ah well….. I told you it is tradition, it doesn’t necessarily make sense.

As a counter-point I am planning to go to Evening Prayer online. This is a new initiative by St Mary’s Cathedral, Glasgow.

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6 Responses to Traditions

  1. Ray Barnes says:

    Sounds like a good healthy mix to me Freda. Enjoy!

  2. chris says:

    I thought the Evening Prayer experiment worked very well – good to pray together, Freda!

  3. Tabor says:

    Sounds like no one has to worry about calories in your area.

  4. Dianne says:

    Some day you must explain to me what “The Borders” are. Have fun with all your activities. I love Puss ‘n the manger.

  5. freda says:

    Absolutely, Chris. It was a much needed oasis of calm and refreshment. I’m looking forward to the next one.

  6. freda says:

    Dianne, “The Borders” comprise several counties between Scotland and England, so you get the Scottish Borders and the English Borders. It is a very pretty area.

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