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12 days of Christmas – 4th day of Christmas


Kew Gardens featured this famous English Carol

with every handmade number standing in the gardens.

On the fourth day of Christmas
My true love gave to me
Four calling birds,
Three French hens,
Two turtle doves
And a partridge in a pear tree.

In todays world we can replace these gifts:

Forth day with Peace

‘The Twelve Days of Christmas’ is a famous singalong Christmas carol that runs through the twelve days that make up the Christmas season – beginning on Christmas Day and ending on 5 January, the day before Epiphany.

I’m using it as a countdown to Christmas.

Each day represents a new gift, starting with ‘a partridge in a pear tree’ and ending with ‘twelve drummers drumming’.

It’s a traditional English tune dating back to the 1700s, which some historians actually believe to have French origins.

The version we know best came from Frederic Austin, an English composer who set the lyrics and added some flourishes – including the drawn out “five go-old rings” – in 1909.

The carol is a cumulative song, which means that each verse is built on top of the previous verses.

My new…..


…Rocking chair

Yes I am a proud owner of a Rocking Chair.

In my 20’s I bought myself a bamboo rocking chair

but had to leave it behind when I moved to London.

Now after many years

I saw this rocking chair smiling at me

in a local second hand shop.

We are together now and both happy.


When I told others about my purchase I had different responses,

which surprised me.

One was that it makes marks on the carpet,

the other one was , that only old people have rocking chairs.

Funny what people think….


Just imagine

sitting in the rocking chair

rocking calmly,

reading a book,

having a cup of hot chocolate nearby,

or just day dreaming,

listening to music,



For me, it is as good as a hammock between 2 palm trees!

A piece of paradise!

What do you think?


Weekly Inspiration No 30 – Stillness


Slow down

find a moment of stillness.


Specially when you don’t have time for it,

sit down and be still.

Give yourself thinking time,

It gives you different perspectives,

it gives you peace and calmness,

it reduces the stress.

Focus on

Love, Joy and Peace




 Much love

from me!

❤ ❤ ❤