Christmas greetings and a variant on 12 days

Fire Oranges Happy Christmas 2017

The Libertà hive is again taking Christmas and New Year off. The next “proper” blog will appear on Sunday 8th January, 2023.

2023?? Gosh, where did 2022 go?

However, we don’t want to leave you with nothing so, for those who haven’t seen it before (and for anyone who’d like to see it again), we are repeating Joanna’s 12 Days of Christmas, Botswana style.

Enjoy and do sing along. With love from all in the Libertà hive.

Twelve Days of Christmas, Botswana-style:
you may wish to sing along as you read 😉

On the first day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

a raptor in a bare tree.

On the second day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the third day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

three tall giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the fourth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

four lion cubs
three tall giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the fifth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the sixth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the seventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the eighth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

eight zebras zigging
seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the ninth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

nine hippos basking
eight zebras zigging
seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the tenth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

ten impala posing
nine hippos basking
eight zebras zigging
seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the eleventh day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

eleven gnus g-nawing
ten impala posing
nine hippos basking
eight zebras zigging
seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

On the twelfth day of Christmas, my true love gave to me:

twelve ellies tramping
eleven gnus g-nawing
ten impala posing
nine hippos basking
eight zebras zigging
seven vultures vaiting
six crocs a-cruising
five buffalo-o-o-o
four lion cubs
three giraffes
two stalking storks
and a raptor in a bare tree.

Confessions?

Some of the numbers are, er, a bit approximate, in case you were counting  There is, I admit, a stray stork in the tree along with the seven vultures vaiting, and rather more than eleven g-nawing g-nus, but hey…

I hope you’ll forgive the liberties I took for this little bit of fun.
Happy Christmas to you and yours from all of us at Libertà.

Joanna
with new hairstyle and sex change?

PS for those who’ve made it this far, I’ve included below, as a Christmas bonus for lion lovers, a short video of those Botswana lion cubs with their mum. Enjoy!

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