Third Sunday of Advent 2015

13 Dec

This morning Peter and I watched a few of the German Christmas songs on the above video.  There are subtitles   to all the songs which makes it easy to sing along with the different choirs. After each song is a break. This makes it easy to stop the video and continue watching some of the songs at some other time. Most of the songs we listened to were quite familiar to us except some of the texts we had to relearn. We very much appreciated that we could read the text to all the songs while the video was playing!

 

Yesterday, on Saturday, we had this year’s Christmas lunch of our complex.

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Barbara was our hostess again.

Barbara was our hostess again. She set out cups for tea and coffee making. We could also help ourselves to cold drinking water.

Marion arrived with a lovely big plate.

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Here is Marion with Doris and Barbara.

Here is Marion with Doris and Barbara.

Peter took this picture of the whole group, only Veronika is missing.

Peter took this picture of the whole group, only Veronika is missing.

Veronika arrived a bit late and also had to leave early.

Veronika arrived a bit late and also had to leave early.

I am in the back of the picture with Aileen, Marion B, Irene and Carolin.

I am in the back of the picture with Aileen, Marion B, Irene and Carolin.

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There was lots of food for lunch: People had brought different meats, cheeses, and salads, beautifully arranged on platters. (I should really have taken some more pictures!) We all brought our own drinks. As I said, Barbara provided coffee and tea making facilities. She had also set up a long table with chairs in her garage the same as last year. Marion B helped Barbara with the decorations for the Christmas party. This Christmas get-together was a great success again!

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The above is the rest of a tree-trunk-cake (Baumkuchen) cut up into little pieces. There was also cheesecake, ice-cream, custard, and yoghurt as well as fruit-salad for desert.

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This year Peter was the only man in our group of residents and past residents. (Stan and Jenny I think were busy with their grandchildren, and Jon and Joan had tickets for a function on that day and did not want to waste these tickets.)  Peter did fit in well with all of us ladies. We had plenty to talk about and stayed together for some three hours. All of us had a lovely time.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

4 Responses to “Third Sunday of Advent 2015”

  1. giselzitrone December 13, 2015 at 8:23 pm #

    Einen schönen Sonntag liebe Ute schöne Aufnahmen von euch,und leckeres Essen ja Weihnachten ist nicht mehr weit ich wünsche dir einen schönen besinnlichen 3 Advent liebe Grüße von mir Gislinde

  2. likeitiz December 15, 2015 at 5:18 am #

    What a wonderful gathering. Must have been fun. Love the spread! After all that, it’s time to get up and dance, Aunty! Time to burn off all those calories!

  3. Aunt Beulah December 15, 2015 at 6:02 am #

    I loved the music!

  4. gerard oosterman December 15, 2015 at 8:55 am #

    Did you all do the Lambada afterwards?

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