Christmas 2012

This year, Christmas took place like last year with Grosi, Bopa and Regula as guests. Jacqueline and Áedán had prepared a splendid meal with an outrageous dessert (again). The only main difference was that we had two musical interludes between the meal and the presents. Firstly, Seán gave us a performance in the Atelier of three repertoire pieces. Then we all went off to the Prediger Church to hear Áedán and David sing in the Christmas church service, featuring Bach’s Weihnachtsoratorium part I. The last picture shows Cookies (whose humans were away) being treated to a Christmas cuddle by Seán.

Christmas Music 2012

This year the whole family was involved in Christmas music of various types. Seán was THE double bass in the Tonhalle concert of the Musikschule Konservatorium Zürich. Then David sang in Bern with the Kantorei (Bach motet “Komm, Jesu, komm”, and Bach Weihnachtsoratorium cantatas I, III and IV, with contemporary version of Cantata II by Elvira Garifzyanova). At the same time, Áedán and Jacqueline were singing and Seán played in the band for the Prediger Christmas Musical. On Sunday, Áedán and David sang in the Kantorei concert in Zürich to a packed church (Bach Weihnachtsoratorium, with Elvira Garifzyanova). It will be rounded off by Bach Weihnachtsoratorium cantata I on Christmas Day in the Predigerkirche

David 2.0 is one and a half

One and a half years after the accident, to the day! A year ago I came home with the plaster shown in the picture (undecorated). Walking is improving in leaps and bounds (sort of). Physiotherapy continues as does progress with the healing of the bone – positive x-ray check today. After the End of the World (later today I suppose), I will be able to go back to work full-time in the New Year

Schrennengasse 17 Advent Calendar 2012: “Angels” / “Three Kings”

This year, Regula Cincera is treating us to our very own private Advent Calendar in the staircase of Schrennengasse 17. The theme is “Angels”. A new picture will be added each day during December until Christmas. It is a great pleasure to live in the same house as an artist!

Promptly as the angels disappeared again, we found Three Kings bearing gifts…

Winter arrives in Zurich (again)

This year winter returned with a vengeance (after the start of Winter Time): we had some 20 cm of fresh snow on 7th/8th December. Even Zurich ground to a halt until the roads had been cleared. Most bus routes with inclines had problems in the Friday evening rush-hour. The trams and trains coped better, on the whole…