Live-blogging Christmas December 25, 2005Posted by BiB in Uncategorized.
…ok, that was a joke. Although, now that the big day is upon us – and may I wish everyone a fantastically Happy Christmas – I have accidentally belatedly got into the spirit of things and am thinking I should start draping fairy-lights on the balcony, as the natives do. I fatally switched on the TV and have been half-gripped by, of all things, the Pope doing his thang. He’s chanting away next to me as I type. Of course, with ‘our’ German Pope, the midnight mass is being shown on every regional German channel I have (but maybe it’s televised every year) – a lot – with very clever translators being able to deal with the gazillions of different languages being used in the service. All quite a spectacle, although Ratzi looks like he wouldn’t mind going to bed. He is 112, after all. (Mind you, as impressive a spectacle as it all is, I don’t think I’ll be charging for the doors of a Catholic church if I do ever discover religion. Can’t compete with Orthodoxy as far as I’m concerned.)
Well, in this multikulti household, the presents are done on New Year’s Eve, so I can’t have the vicarious pleasure tomorrow of thinking I’ll be having exactly the same day as the rest of you. No, just me and the Russian and no new jumpers, socks and gloves, but we’ve got a bird, so we’ll do our best.
Cheer and good will to you all…