Since we don’t live by politix alone (I sincerely hope), what did people get up to this weekend? Join in, share some tales, regulars and lurkers all!
In case you don’t know, it’s the third Sunday of Advent, also known as Gaudete Sunday… Advent, when we wait for the coming of the Lord, is a penitential season just like Lent. But, since Catholics were never known for wanting to abstain from spiritous liquors, wild dancing, and general shenaniganning, the third Sunday, so named after the opening lines of the Latin Introit for the Mass of the day, is a day of celebration and rejoicing – the translation of the first word in the Introit is “Rejoice!”… so it was a most appropriate day to put up my Christmas tree – which is what I did, with the aid of my best friend and some gin and some chardonnay. I’ve got a bit of a photo essay documenting it over the fold… Gaudete in Domino, iterum dico, gaudete!
This is at the very much “work in progress” stage of decorating the tree…
In order to make any progress, it’s necessary to revive oneself on a humid Brisbane afternoon with a gin, lime and tonic.
And/or indeed a glass or two of chardy.
And then it’s necessary to light the Advent candles…
Our Lady Help of Christians, pray for us…
But… after an extremely enjoyable couple of hours… you have a Christmas tree!
So it’s time to have a chat to an angel.