Have yourself a merry little Christmas from Sefton Focus

I’ve always been a fan of soul and smooth jazz music but not particularly of Christmas music, until that is I heard Luther Vandross sing this:-

m.youtube.com/watch?v=8hzN3Xrv47M&list=PLCF884C1EDFAB8019&t=0s&index=6

What a voice!

Note:- The lead photo is of Maghull Square Shopping Centre – Christmas 2009

Ormskirk – Ruff Wood’s Christmas decorations

A walk around this lovely woodland today revealed that Christmas decorations had been added to some trees, information boards and even to a carved owl.

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Very festive and I thought the owl looked particularly fetching with its blue tinsel scarf.

The owl shot is also amongst my Flickr photos at:-

www.flickr.com/photos/86659476@N07/

A Merry Christmas to all

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May I wish everyone a very merry Christmas

I could not find three wise men but then again are there any these days (particularly in politics – although I suspect Justin Trudeau the new Prime Minister of Canada would a front runner)? Wise women is probably nearer the mark. However, I did find 3 Christmas trees that I photographed this December.

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The top one was taken in the Anglican Cathedral in Liverpool when Maghull Wind Orchestra was playing there (I avoided being thunder bolted as an atheist). The second one was outside Sefton Park Palm House (again when MWO was playing there and I was a roadie for a flute player!). The last one has a Yorkshire feel to it as it was taken inside Salts Mill, Saltaire, Bradford.

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Click on any of the photos to enlarge them

A work colleague of mine has just lost his mother and another friend has a terminally ill wife and this will be repeated in families everywhere. Such losses and battles for life seem to be all the more keenly felt at this time of year so a thought for those less fortunate will be on my mind whilst I try to enjoy the Christmas festivities.

A Merry Christmas to all