The rabbit is hopping off to London for Christmas and the New Year tomorrow so - as promised a little while ago here is the St Thomas Boys' Choir (Thomanerchor) with Stille Nacht Heilige Nacht. I may be quiet until the New Year but don't bet on it.
Talking of the new year, could we start the second decade of the twenty-first century by dropping the 'two thousand and...' business as regards the year? Twentyten will do nicely, thank you. We didn't speak of one thousand, nine hundred and eighty four or whatever.
I post this photo as it was mentioned in an end of the year quiz I read today. It has to be one of the most famous, as well as - in my opinion - one of the best sporting photographs ever taken. It is of the Australian batsman Victor Trumper. I can't find out exactly when it was taken. Maybe about 1910? The photographer was someone called Beldam. It's sad that someone of such athleticism and grace suffered a debilitating, and ultimately fatal, kidney disease. He died in 1915 aged 37, leaving a widow and two small children. His intestate estate was valued at £5.
Happy Christmas and New Year to all. Oh and here is a photo (title Winter Solstice) nicked from Jailhouse Lawyer who nicked it from Family Lore. Hat Tips all round.