Tuesday, 21 December 2010

While Shepherds Watched

Christmas is always a time for thinking back and remembering our childhood Christmases and, as we get older our children's Christmases too.

Much of my childhood and my daughter's childhood was spent in Cornwall and I just loved the Cornish carols composed by Thomas Merritt sung by the choirs and played by the village bands. I have searched YouTube to find any but this is all I can find - a version of While Shepherds Watched....

Back in 1988 when my daughter was four and at infant's school she wasn't allowed to take part in the nativity because she wanted to be a shepherd, not an angel and was told that girls are angels, boys are shepherds. I can still see her face as she sat on the teacher's knee watching but not taking part. May be it should be 'While a would-be Shepherd Watched'!

I hope you all have a very happy and peaceful Christmas.


  1. That's so mean!!!! We always have girl shepherds and kings and boy angels in our nativities at school!
    Love Kathy xxx

  2. Hope you all have a wonderful family Christmas and New Year.
    Jo xx

  3. hello UK! Nice to meet you. "Merci" for stopping by my blog for WW. You asked about the sweet girl with pen in hand and bird on my blog's sidebar. if you send me your email address, i will send the picture for you to download. i don't know it's origin. i've had the picture for many years now. Warm regards,