12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 10

On the tenth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Ten Lords a Leaping A Lord by definition is someone with authority, law or power over others. The reference in this song are to the authority given to Moses when he was given the 10 commandments. In the context of a gift from theContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 10”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 9

On the Ninth day of Christmas my true love gave to me….. Nine ladies dancing A really popular thing to do at Christmas time is to go the the theatre and watch a ballet. (Although not this year due to the Coronavirus pandemic). Scenes from Swan Lake or the Nutcracker are so magical, watching aContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 9”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 8

On the eighth day of Christmas my true love gave to me…Eight Maids a Milking As the song goes on, the gifts seem to get more elaborate! The maids a milking referenced are not really anything to do with the milking of cows but that ‘maid’ is short for ‘maiden’ meaning a young, unmarried womanContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 8”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 7

On the seventh day of Christmas my true love gave to me… Seven Swans a Swimming. The swan is a symbol of is grace, beauty, love, trust, and loyalty. In the same way as the turtle doves, they mate for life and that’s why we often see them in pairs. In the context of theContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 7”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 6

On the sixth day of Christmas my true love gave to me……………… Six Geese a Laying The geese in the 12 days of Christmas is a symbol of creation. According to the book of Genesis, God created the world in 6 days. Day 1 He created light, day 2 the atmosphere, day 3 dry groundContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 6”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 5

On the firth day of Christmas my true love gave to me………. Five Gold Rings! I love the drama of singing this song and the five gold rings is always sung with enthusiasm and gusto. The lyrics were originally “five golden rings” but it became ‘gold rings’ when the music was added to make itContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 5”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 4

On the fourth day of Christmas my true love gave to me………. four calling birds The four calling birds are perhaps a bit of a mystery on the gift list from true love. The original lyrics have been somewhat amended. History suggests that they were originally ‘collie’ birds or ‘coloured’ birds meaning blackbirds and wereContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 4”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 3

On the third day of Christmas my true love gave to me…. Three French Hens The french hens might be a nod to the French origins of the 12 days of Christmas song although is also thought that the original lyrics were ‘three fat hens’ representing the gifts of Gold, Frankincense and Myrrh that wereContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 3”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 2

On the second day of Christmas my true love sent to me…………….Two Turtle Doves One of the many things I enjoy about the Christmas season is watching classic Christmas feel good movies. I was recently watching Home Alone 2 with my children on a rainy afternoon and I forgot how awesomely funny it is watchingContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 2”

12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 1

Hooray! It is the 1st of December and this for me is the where the countdown to Christmas really begins. This is also the start of a mini-series of blog posts that I’ve been thinking about for a while now based around the famous Christmas song, The 12 days of Christmas. This is a songContinue reading “12 days of an Eco Christmas #day 1”