12 Carols of Christmas: Wonder

I love that at Christmas we get back to the ‘music of old’, a time when people weren’t scared to write a song in a minor key, admittedly all the popular carols now are the happy clappy ones in a Major tonality, but it is nice to hear something that sounds so dark to modern …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Accord

One of those carols that is often sung and often not enjoyed is the First Noel.  Unfortunately for this carol the first 4 verses just tell a story, a wonderful story of Jesus birth, but the melody and a large proportion of the song are too repetitive and time consuming so they lose peoples attention. …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Astray

Today carol is a Christmas classic, “God Rest Ye Merry, Gentlemen”.  The lyrics were originally written around 1760 and have great story behind them which I won't go into now but is worth researching some more if you really love history and carols. The lines I would like to bring up are part of the …

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12 Carols of Christmas: Impart

It occurred to me this morning that today was the first day of the 12 days leading to Christmas and hence would be a great day to start a ‘12 days of Christmas’ countdown.  This year I would like to share with you 12 Christmas carol lyrics that mean something to me. I do enjoy …

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Cleaned Out

This is my wife’s blog, you should drop by and read her thoughts, she’s much funnier than me.
Dave

The Most Curious George

Earlier this year my faithful laptop died… it was unexpectedly painful because I didn’t realise how attached I had become to it, even though it was an inanimate object. In fact I wrote a little obituary for it back in January which you can read here if you like.

The day before my computer died, I finished my list for the year which had included two computer specific tasks…
No. 56 Clean out my computer properly and…
No. 73 Tidy up my iTunes library

The truth is, while I didn’t think my computer would die… I knew it needed a good clean up, it was like someone how had been living on fatty foods and had been clogging their arteries, with so much plaque and crap floating around it was only a matter of time before my poor little computer had a computer heart attack or stroke… little did I…

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