The weather was too wild for us to venture forth on Christmas Eve for our traditional Nativity and Carol Service. So we had it this afternoon instead. Along with mulled wine and a mince pie or two!
Irene Mathieson, who used to be the teacher on Graemay some years ago, organised it as she has done for many, many years. Here she is above left , striding forth to organise proceedings, while everyone gets settled. I'll let you into a secret - the children are locked in the cupboard behind her. heehee... well not locked..... but still a bit Harry Potterish! We did let them out eventually AND they got mince pies...
Mary & Joseph in the stable, overlooked by two donkeys.
Mary looking very pleased with herself after the birth of Baby Jesus, a breech birth again this year. (He's in the crib, and yes he's a boy doll - we go for authenticity on Graemsay!).
Irene and Andrew accompanying us for the carols.
And the shepherds arrive with their flock (of 1 sheep and 1 cow, we also go for minimalism too).
Is it a sheep or a dog? Even the cow isn't sure.
Ah here is the Angel Gabriel with a proclamation to her siblings - er the shepherds.
A wee shepherd in contemplation while her "flock" had a nap.
Her "flock" wants a wee hug.
And then the three, yes THREE, kings arrive. One is a little wooden in his acting....
And after mulled wine and mince pies.... to the concert...... James and his sister, Katie, along with cousin, Andrew, play a wee tune or two.
Katie on the cello! Hiding behind her music stand.....
Irene, Becky and Hannah on guitar
It was a lovely afternoon after several days of hibernating. Nice to chat to folk about their Christmas and enjoy the entertainment. You did well, Irene, and all your actors and musicians!