Sunday Respite – Venice at Christmas time


For today’s respite I chose André Rieu – Les Gondoles à Venise. Beautiful sights and sounds of the holiday. The title translation appears to be Gondolas in Venice. I see no Gondolas to speak of, and it looks more to me like Vienna but since I have been to neither location I will let this up to my readers!

You may prefer to watch this in full screen, and better yet shoot this over to the smart T.V.

Wishing you a wonderful day, this second Sunday of Advent.




Sunday Respite – Little Drummer Boy


For my Sunday Respite, an original and extraordinary Scandinavian presentation of Little Drummer Boy. By all means, do watch it in full screen and better yet shoot it over to your smart T.V for a moving rendition of this classic. Wishing everyone a wonderful day, this first Sunday in Advent.


Little Drummer Boy – by students at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU), Trondheim, Norway


Now that’s some super cow!



The good news is this big boy will live happier ever after!

Cow called Knickers TOO BIG to be killed and towers over rest of herd at 6ft 4ins

Knickers weighs 220st and stands at a massive 6ft 4inches tall – but his mammoth size means he gets to live out his days roaming the fields in Western Australia.

His owner Geoff Pearson tried to sell Knickers at auction last month but meat processors said they couldn’t take him as he’s just too big.

Knickers is a Holstein Friesian but is far taller than other cows from the same breed.

Not a cow, but a castrated bull (a steer). Still, rather freaky.



He is still a growing boy!


More at the Mirror

Thanks go to Evil Blogger Lady for this find.

Sunday Respite – Sleigh Ride



Something to get us in the Holiday spirit for a Sunday Respite. This is Leroy Anderson’s Sleigh Ride written back in 1948. An old stand by of mine that I like to hear right after Thanksgiving.

Wishing you a wonderful day.


Happy Thanksgiving


Wishing everyone a wonderful and happy Thanksgiving day. We are so blessed. A special thank you to all those who are serving in our military.


Sunday Respite – The Snow Falls


Many of us had our first snow this past week, so I will end my Autumn soundscapes. I offer Paul Mauriat – Tombe La Neige for today’s Sunday Respite. Wishing you much peace today. You may prefer to watch this in full screen.


Sunday Respite – Magic autumn


I  chose “La symphonie du vide” from the album -“Quiet Life vol.2”- by David Schombert for probably my last Autumn sound scape.

November is here, and now for many the grey cloudy days set in, waiting for the rebirth of the Sun on December 21st and the beginning of longer days. We will await the celebration of the birth of the son Jesus Christ.

Wishing you a wonderful and peaceful day. You may enjoy watching this in full screen.


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