My twelve days of Christmas – 6 – Craft

Making things yourself is satisfying. Over the years I’ve tried my hand at various crafts. There’s a group of people in the town where I live who not only make great crafts, but also support others to do so. The group makes a huge difference to those people’s lives, so my craft shout-out this year is for

Abergavenny Crafty Women

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Abergavenny Crafty Woman at Monmouthshire Housing
Making a Difference Awards 2017

My twelve days of Christmas – 5 – Art

This summer I met a friend in London and we went to the Serpentine Gallery to see Grayson Perry’s exhibition modestly titled

Grayson Perry: The Most Popular Art Exhibition Ever!

It was lovely!

I especially liked his vases, and the two he made for Remainers and Brexiteers were very thought-provoking. They were left deliberately unlabelled. Although you could work out which was which without difficulty, what was  striking was how much the two groups had in common.

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Matching pair

My twelve days of Christmas – 4 – Music

Impossible to choose any one piece of music  from the year, so instead I give my prize to:

BBC Radio 3

Today they are devoting the day to the music of J S Bach, definitely one of the great composers.

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And throughout the year Radio 3 gives us a feast of music. Long may it continue.

Happy Christmas one and all. My twelve days of Christmas series will continue on 27 December