On the first day...

November 24, 2020
On the first day...
On the first day of Christmas my true love gave to me a partridge in a pear tree
On the second day ...Two turtle doves 
On the third day ... Three French hens
On the fourth day ... Four calling birds
On the fifth day ... Five gold rings (pheasant collars)
On the sixth day ... Six geese a laying
On the seventh day ... Seven swans a swimming
On the eighth day ... Eight maids a milking
On the ninth day ... Nine ladies dancing
On the tenth day ... Lords a leaping
On the eleventh day ... Eleven pipers piping
On the twelfth day ... 12 drummers drumming


About the author

Paul Vater, Director of Contemporary and Country

Paul Vater

Paul conducts studio visits to maintain strong relationships with artists, designers and craftspeople who show their work with us. He manages the main C&C website and has developed the online shop where selected works are presented for sale.


Paul established his design company, Sugarfree, in 1990 and quickly gained a reputation for delivering fresh, effective marketing campaigns and brand identities for clients including Save the Children Fund, United Nations Association and UNHCR. Over the years those added to the roster include IPC Magazines, Arts Council England, The Roundhouse, Barbican Centre, Arts Marketing Association, Look Ahead Housing and Care, Paddington Waterside, BBC Worldwide, Commonwealth Foundation, Prestel, City of London Corporation, Baker Street Quarter, Victoria BID and the University of East Anglia.