Thursday, 24 December 2009

Day twentyfour.....

Cheese eve

On the twelfth day of Christmas my true love sent to me twelve gold rings,
eleven gold rings,
ten gold rings,
nine gold rings,
eight gold rings,
seven gold rings,
six gold rings,
four gold rings,
three gold rings,
two gold rings,
and a perfectly ripened brie.
With it dawning onto Christmas day it made me remember this great song. But what are the 12 days of Christmas? It looks like everyone is in on something I am missing. For the past week we in Arcadia have being selling copious amounts of cheese. The old tradition of the 12 days must be returning. In the past the 12 days of Christmas were filled with merry making, dancing and continuous feasting. But due to work demands this shortened over time. The Christmas season used to last until the 2nd of February but the people wanted the peasants back to work so it was shortened and ended on the 12th night. And now it is shortened to almost just one or two days. How is one to ensure ones soft-ripened cheese is at its peak within these two days?

"Hast thou not poured me out as milk, and curdled me like cheese?"
Book of Job 10:10

With now such a short break a brief reminder of the less fortunate and a check on ones person is called for. We shouldn't look for excuses, or complain, or use the term "the good old days". Enjoy Christmas for its shall be another year until such an excuse to eat such an excessive amount of cheese will arrive. Merry Christmas.

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