Christmas isn’t Christmas without the singing of traditional Carols, so for a number of years, North Harrow Lodge have got together on the first Sunday in December to get into the Festive spirit and attend the Household Division’s Christmas Carol Service at the Royal Military Chapel (The Guards’ Chapel) in Wellington Barracks. This year was no exception as 22 of us, including partners and friends, met at The Goring Hotel , opposite Buckingham Palace, for a little sustenance which historically involves the consumption of at least a couple of magnum bottles of champagne, (taken for medicinal purposes only to lubricate our vocal chords).Then it was a leisurely walk alongside the Palace to the Chapel, which was as usual packed to the gunnels for the hour long service comprising of readings and the singing of well known carols.
Then it was another strole back to the Hotel where we were again warmly greeted by Rupert Bear the Hotel doorman ( that’s his real name) and spent the next couple of hours chatting over tea and sandwiches. What a lovely way to spend a Sunday afternoon and evening. Christmas has begun >>>>>>>>>>
If you go to the Goring … You must ask about the Life size Sheep, which are in the lounge and placed in every bedroom……….
|The Goring Sheep|