Question of the day.

Does your family have any dark secrets?

My answer:

Well, can’t think of anything particularly murky, aside from things which aren’t really suitable to be discussed publicly 😀 but one thing that comes to my mind that is a bit of a mystery and that isn’t obvious to everyone in the family is that, actually, we don’t know when is my grandma’s birthday. And neither does she. The reason is very trivial. She was bornn in the late 40’s in Russia, some time in autumn, no one remembered when exactly, not even a close date, which to me is a bit weird, and apparently it was extremely freezing. Her dad was supposed to go register her, but it was so cold that he kept putting it off, as there was quite a distance from their house to the register office. Whenn he finally did it, it was well after New Year and no less cold but he just probably must have felt pressured to finally do it. He knew that he’d be in trouble for saying that he’d been waiting so long with registering his little daughter, so when they asked him about her birth date, he said 2nd January off the top of his head. And that’s when my grandma always celebrates her birthday, but it is not her actual birthday. I don’t know what you have to do to forget your baby’s birth so effectively – I guess people had greater and more important things on their minds back then than we do now and a lot more problems – but her parents just didn’t remember when exactly that happened and never told her. Not that it matters to her, or anyone else. It’s just quite funny. Usually people just know that her birthday is January 2, and, quite understandably, she rarely tells people the whole story.

You? 🙂

Enya – “Christmas Secrets”.

Hi 🙂

There is one big reason why I always look forward to Christmas. Well maybe not that big, but surely important for me. While lots of commercial Christmas music on the radio just drives me crazy – maybe not by itself but because of how repetitive and actually superficial it is – I love some Christmas songs and carols to pieces. But my biggest Christmas favourite is “Christmas Secrets” by Enya. I never ever listen to this song on other days than Christmas time. I don’t want to get bored with it, though I don’t even know if it’s possible. So every year on Christmas Eve, I treat myself to it, and then a couple more times during the Christmas time. I just love it so much, I love the real Christmas spirit in it, it just resonates so much with me. I hope you will enjoy it too. 🙂