I met Judy in a different (to the usual) but still local forest for a walk. It was a bit squelchy in places!
This was not a Gloomy wood. It was beautiful and sunny. Who names these places?
The scenery in the low winter sunshine was lovely. As was the company.
Lunch was a very simple omelette with kale, Gruyere and cherry tomatoes.
It took about 10 minutes from thinking about it to eating it. Delicious.
In the afternoon I went to the Grade 1 medieval church where Harvey’s school was having their carol concert. I wanted to take some photos but the school were inside rehearsing so I left them to it.
And just enjoyed the beauty of the building and marvelled at how old it was.
And then there was the church service. Oh my! I was so excited about seeing Harvey in his premiere as a choir boy.
Once dressed in their cassocks, the little angels waited ‘patiently’ for the service to begin.
At the beginning of the service, the choir walked as a procession down the centre of the church, singing and holding candles. My eyes welled and my heart swelled. I love carol concerts and thoroughly enjoyed the readings and all the carols. I particularly enjoyed the choral singing. I was so proud of my son, who sang beautifully and behaved perfectly throughout the entire service. A big ask from someone who is very reluctant to perform anything in public. He was wonderful and I think I was perhaps the proudest Mummy on the planet.
It seemed disrespectful to take photos so I didn’t which is a shame in some ways but it meant I enjoyed and fully appreciated the service.
Afterwards I went to Lucy’s as she lives next door to the church. We drank too much red wine and I ate crisps and humous. And then had to ask James to come and collect us.
I will sleep easy tonight, basking in the happy memories of my gorgeous little choir boy.