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“Without music, life would be a mistake.”
― Friedrich Nietzsche

Christmas isn’t Christmas without carols. I forget this every year. I get through the first few weeks of December feeling that bit of Christmas sparkle, but nothing more, and I wonder why. Then when I attend a Carol Concert, it all falls into place!

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This year was the best Carol Concert I’ve ever been to and it was hosted at the Museum of Army Flying in Middle Wallop. The location itself is stunning. Getting to wander through the museum after hours is a privilege and to be amongst the exhibitions listening to Christmas music is just magical.

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This evening we were serenaded by the Middle Wallop Military Wives Choir and St John’s Singers from Salisbury. Both complimented each other fantastically and the program was amazing with some nice surprises to get the Audience participating as well. Mince Pies, Mulled Wine, the setting was perfect and with some carols in the mix it was a great evening.

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This was my favourite part though – “Wherever you are.” (Apologies for the blurred video – I was enjoying the music!)

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                                       Middle Wallop Military Wives Choir

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“I will honor Christmas in my heart, and try to keep it all the year.”
― Charles Dickens

Christmas is upon us! Or rather, it’s almost here. The Christmas feeling is just starting to creep in having done a few festive related bits this weekend and with just five days left of work, there is a definite feeling of the year coming to an end. Those who have been following the blog since it’s creation will have noticed that there was a distinct drop in activity this year. I can’t even explain why. I can only reason that I’ve picked up my phone to take a snap, more than I’ve picked up my actual camera. It’s not a bad thing, as at times I try and plan my shots a bit better, but I have missed the D-SLR. Lots has been going on however, so here here are a few previews…

Chocolate Oreo Balls – The Recipe

I’ve started having a bit more of a presence on Instagram lately and my photos of the classic Chocolate Oreo Cheesecake Balls appeared to be well received. I first found the recipe on Southern Living.

I’ve tweaked it a little bit, just a few short-cuts to make it easier. Firstly, chill the blended Oreo/cream cheese mixture before you roll the balls out otherwise there will just be a huge oreo coloured mess. Secondly, melt less chocolate! You honestly don’t need as much as they are suggesting. The end result seems to go down well with those who love sweet treats…

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The Dog…

She’s had her twice yearly groom at the pooch parlour, and boy was she grumpy. But she came home a changed woman, having lost lost of her fluffy bits (elbows and trousers) and with less hairy ears. That’s the dog we’re talking about…

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She has been very receptive towards wearing her festive bits and pieces and hasn’t moaned once (yet.)

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The Decorations…

The tree is up, the festive bits are planted, the house is well and truly on its way to being full of festive cheer (hah!) and so is my parents, where we also worked hard to get everything ready for the season. Here are some snapshots…and that’s it for now, bring on annual leave and more time for photography!

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