Christmas Carols at Le Manoir - Our first night!

Dear Friends,
Believe it or not tonight we start celebrating Christmas at Le Manoir, at our 12th century little St Marys Church.
Tonight we welcome 180 friends for a Laurent-Perrier champagne reception and we make our way in candlelight to the church. For me, it is a very special night because I will be giving a reading. I simply hope my British friends will forgive my strong French accent.
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I have taken the liberty of creating my own reading as I've grown tired of listening to the same old readings when there are so many other wonderful materials.
I am not claiming that my reading will be pure literature but hopefully it will be interesting, entertaining and certainly heart felt.
Tonight, I will raise a glass to our good health, a happier world and let each of us be part of it. 
May I wish you a very happy Christmas, albeit a little early.
Warmest regards,
Rb xx