Saturday 22 December 2012

Twelve Days of Christmas

Christmas has been on the way for a whole year - seriously on the way for a few months, and now we are into the home stretch. The tree is trimmed, the presents bought and wrapped. Soon the turkey will be eaten, the gifts open and the long stretch between Christmas and back to work in January will be upon us.

As I'm not planning on going many places or doing much out of the house I was wondering what I'll be writing about.

So I'm taking as my inspiration the 12 Day of Christmas. From 25th December until Twelfth Night (5th January) a different line of the song.

Backwards the items are:-
    12 Drummers Drumming
    11 Pipers Piping
    10 Lords-a-Leaping
    9 Ladies Dancing
    8 Maids-a-Milking
    7 Swans-a-Swimming
    6 Geese-a-Laying
    5 Gold Rings
    4 Colly Birds
    3 French Hens

    2 Turtle Doves
    And a Partridge in a Pear Tree.

The inspiration will clearly be very loose - not least as I don't come across many partridges, lords or pipers! The idea is to take the line and use it as a (tenuous) link to a blog post. Fancy joining in? Let me know in the comments... it could be fun to see where it takes us!