Every now and then you come across someone in life who seems to be your soul’s twin. Someone who thinks like you do and sees things in life in the same way you do. It doesn’t have to be your husband or wife, it is not a romantic sort of friendship. It is more like an understanding of your inner being. I feel like this about my virtual soulmate, Paul Andruss. I have never met Paul but it seems that he and I see the world in the same way; a mosaic of rainbow reflected light on a white background. I love Paul’s writing which is so clever and informative and I really enjoyed his beautifully descriptive book, Thomas the Rhymer. His imagery about the living tapesty filled me with delight. You can read my review of Thomas the Rhymer here: https://wordpress.com/post/robbiesinspiration.wordpress.com/11349
Paul recently wrote a most interesting post about the commercialism that is the modern Christmas. You can read his intriguing post here: https://smorgasbordinvitation.wordpress.com/2017/12/01/smorgasbord-reblog-writer-in-residence-stuff-by-paul-andruss/
I felt compelled when I read Paul’s article to shed the other side of the Christmas story in song. The uplifting and compelling side, the caring and sharing side. To this end I am sharing two of my favourite songs about Christmas and its true meaning.
Now that I have done my Christmas Elf thing, spreading joy and happiness at Christmas time, I have a Christmas present for my UK friends. I have been discovering, to my enormous surprise I might add, that not many of the UK bloggers know about Flanders & Swann. They are so incredibly funny and my boys know a lot of their songs off by heart. Anyhow, I thought as my present to you I would share our favourite Flanders & Swann song which is all about … wait for it …. the English weather.