Happy Christmas! And yes, it’s still Christmas. Christmas Day is the start of the 12 days of Christmas, not the end. (Yes this is a hill I’m prepared to die on.)
I’ve been even more horizontal than usual since a frustrating leg bang a few days ago. So here’s a relatively rare (given how much time I spend here) picture of me in bed.
We’ll be eating a lot of cheese, singing Christmas songs, and keeping our decorations up till the 6th of January – when Christmas really will be over.
This book’s by Lara Hawthorne, published by Quarto. It’s not one of ours, but is a gorgeous book with the original words of the song – the 12 Days of Christmas. There are lots out there, but most are rewritings – we wanted an old school one we could sing with. Mainie is very tickled by some of the illustrations (swipe below!).
– Lucy Catchpole
(Similar text first posted on Instagram on the 24th December 2021
1 – I’m in bed with Mainie next to me, she’s holding a picture book – The Twelve Days of Christmas by Lara Hawthorne (not one we rep). Text reads ”the 12 days of Christmas start on Christmas Day’.
2 – first slide – the background is a book. Text reads ‘we might be the only ones, but we’ll be here eating mince pies and singing Christmas songs, tree still up, till the 5th of January’.
3 – second slide: A photo of the hardback picture book ‘The 12 Days of Christmas’ by Lara Hawthorne, published by Quarto.
4 – first slide – a close-up of Mainie’s laughing face. Text reads ‘swipe to see the page Mainie’s laughing about’.
5 – second slide – ‘in this book, a goose is laying on the loo. Which is delightful.’ Photo is of an illustration from the book, showing a goose doing exactly that.]