Monday, December 16, 2013

Christmas Cheer

Tis the season! In my Christmas message to the residents of Selangor Cheshire Home, I couldn't help but tease them that they do not ever ask for snow! How nice to sit before a warm fire and enjoy singing carols and opening presents. But what they ask for, we always bring - Sunshine. With it there's sunshiny  surprises  as to who comes visiting. Ahead of the party day, the Sunshine "Senior elves' got busy making wishes come true.

Watching a Christmas pantomime  was not on my list but it happened. Frankenstein tried to create havoc but did not dampen the Christmas cheer! I bought 3 tickets for the family to be at Alice Smith school to enjoy the KL  Players' fund raiser panto, Frankenstein.  Boos flew fast and furious to Count Dracula, Frankenstein. An enthusiastic audience helped to boost the well earned claps for the entire cast.

If one has been a regular at the  A Festival of Nine Lessons  and Carols at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church for the past 10 years , it was a lovely evening spent . The festival of carols was originally  a Christmas carol service held in King's College, Cambridge. It was introduced in 1918 to the Church of England but over the years, many churches  have adapted it to suit the varied forms of service around the world. The evening  ended with a treat of mince pies galore and yummy snacks for all.

Before all these happenings, Christmas charity was already in the hearts of my friend, Jean and her friend, Beverly. Both worked hard  leading up to November towards a home charity sale of Xmassy gifts. And the 2 good cooks rewarded friends with a sumptuous spread of cakes  and biscuits. It was an easy relaxed morning. I went home with a few irresitible items, all as gifts .

Merry Christmas  to my Christian friends, near and far. May peace and joy be yours.

Great gift items 
Jean ready to spread Christmas cheer to her favourite charities
Sure hard to beat the 2 cooks - Jean and  Beverly
Mulled wine, yummy mince pies, sausages, stollen and Christmas biscuits for all.
Ready to start the Christmas programe at St Andrew's Presbyterian Church 
A grinny, inviting welcome to KL Players' panto, Frankenstein  at Alice Smith School, Jln Bellamy.
Count Dracula and his gummy grandmother, Granula ( half hidden on right)
A great cast of bats, zombies and citizens of Bavaria  to a cheering crowd.
Warming up to the start of The Sunshine Group Annual Christmas party for the residents at  Selangor Cheshire Home.

                                                          Residents getting ready to entertain .
Brendi leading her ladies of Klang Valley Harmony singers - lovely a capella.

More than a hint of being light and happy at One Utama Shopping Mall.