Friday 18 December 2009

The boiler man cometh

What a thoroughly splendid time I had at the School Carol Service last night. Feel that my performance should guarantee co-option into the choir next year. Of course, this is the first time I'd been back to the church since my first year at the school. The class had been taken there in the run up to Christmas to practice for the Service at which we would all sing. I was picked out to practice singing a solo. Obviously my angelic looks, and blond wavy hair made me the ideal soloist. Barely two bars in though, it seems my voice was not quite as angelic. I was halted in my tracks and returned to the massed ranks. I can't quite remember what was said to me, but what I can say is that ever since, I've loved listening to music, but barely sing above a whisper in case I cause mass offence. Amazing how a few poorly words can affect you for the rest of your life. Thank heavens for the Mulled Wine after the service.

We left the church to a fabulous is that...just the perfect start to Christmas.

When we arrived home I wandered off to take a couple of photos....everyone assumed I was indoors, so the front door was slammed on me, leaving me to ring the door bell to be let in.

This morning we woke to not quite as much snow as we were expecting...but it was still lovely and white, the tubes were still running, so no need to jump in the Jeep to get to the office. As I gingerly stepped across the drive, a man with a big smile on his face opened the gate and shook my hand. Yes he has come to replace our nearly 40 year old boiler. Perfect timing. There'll be no heat in the house tonight.


  1. It was our school Carol Concert last night as well. Makes me feel very festive.

  2. I find that I sleep best in an icy cold house with a duvet the thickness of several well made sandwiches.

    The chill air is good for the lungs.

  3. Great timing!

    It's minus 8 here today. Nice...and a blizzard forecast for tomorrow.

  4. Take the 'purely medicinal' approach with a tot of brandy!

  5. Perfect timing for the boiler man! Hope you sleep warm!

  6. I'd go to the pub and hope for a lock in if I were you. Or move in with the boiler man.

  7. Brrr...hope it's all back on now. We had the heating on full last night and my feet were still icy enough to make my husband shout out anytime they went near him !!

  8. Funnily enough we had the boiler man in today as well.

    I'm not particularly religious but I enjoy church services these days. Always brings a tear to the eye. (Aw shucks!)...It is very much a community thing up here and the local primary school is a Church of England one. For my sins...I'm also a Governor there (and this I can't believe) on behalf of the Church as well. Unbelievable. (Sotospeak.)

    A very happy Christmas and a wonderful New Year to you and the boy! Hadriana xx

  9. I have just treated myself to a fan heater with a frost setting which automatically guarantees it will come on if temperature in house drops below 5 degrees C. Great to have an alternative form of heat if boiler conks out as mine is also pretty antiquated.

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