Monday, December 15, 2014


Christmas in Modica always really starts, for me, with our multilingual carol service. This year's event took place on Saturday evening and I am happy to be able to say that many communities and languages were represented. Some songs and readings were religious whilst others were not, but all meant something special to their readers or singers at this time of year, which is just as it should be. Let's have a look:

Vive le vent - a French version of Jingle Bells

The British, American and Canadian contingent give their Joy to the World

A German carol is performed

A reading in Arabic

A reading in Bulgarian

A reading in Malagasy

 Yours truly reads Christ Climbed Down by Lawrence Ferlinghetti

Gino, our loyal accompanist

 Poetry in Persian is read

 Time for a Spanish carol

There was food from all the countries represented and I made and took along these chocolate crunchy thingamies, a version of "Rocky road", I suppose. The recipe is in the November edition of Good Housekeeping UK and they are very easy to make!

Sicilian sfinci sit alongside Lebanese food and British mince pies - an indication of the international flavour [in every sense] of the evening.

I would like to thank the indefatigable Mr Douglas Ponton for getting us all organised, for conducting and for all his hard work.


Lee said...

It must have been a very pleasant evening, Pat. If only life could be so pleasant at all times. :)

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes indeed, Lee.

Jenny Woolf said...

Always absolutely wonderful to have a Christmas tradition! It's something you look forward to all year, at least I do. Happy Christmas to you, Pat.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

I agree, Jenny. Merry Xmas to you, too.

Betty said...

Everyone getting together like that sounds like lots of fun! If only everyone everywhere could get along like this the world would be a better place.

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Yes, it was great fun , Betty. I agree - if only!

Liz Hinds said...

What a fabulous mix of people, pat!

Welshcakes Limoncello said...

Hi, Liz. Yes, it was great.


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