Revered Mentor occasionally remarked “I don’t know what I’ve done, but it’s taken me all day to do it”. It is a phrase I often find myself repeating. It also applies, I find, to this year; I don’t know what I’ve done, but it seems to have taken me all year to do it. There… Continue reading Last day of the year
I have needed something to correct my sight since I was 16. I wore glasses from then, and in my mid 20s moved to contact lenses, which I have loved and wear most of the time. I am short-sighted. I wear my lenses, or glasses to see beyond a certain distance. However, I don’t need… Continue reading Learning to see
There is stuff I fear, and which turns out to be ok. There is stuff I am not expecting and that blindsides me and derails my inner sense of composure. There is stuff I fear and that proves to be scary. There is stuff that I expect to be fine – and it is. All… Continue reading A lesson
This year, even more than other years in my time here, the nativity play has been less organised than usual. I write it each year, and I usually build it up from things that have happened through the year. But this year, it was all a little fragile, and we were not sure who would… Continue reading Nativity – rehearsed or chaotic?
I have just acquired a pair of tiny knitting needles, so that I can knit for the doll’s house. And very fine wool. And I have started on a little bag. I say started; I would have finished, but it hurts! It’s like knitting with two embroidery needles. They are soooo sharp. For some reason,… Continue reading Painful knitting, and playing chess
Today I learned a new thing – well, not really, but it does seem to have been something I have been forgetting. If I don’t eat, I don’t necessarily feel hungry. But I do get snappy, harrassed, unfocussed, incoherent and altogether a bit of a pain to be around, and certainly less than effective. Who… Continue reading Food is not just there for decoration….
Several people have done very kind things for me over the last few days; nothing big, but often very imaginative. And things that had made a real difference. Kindness is such a big thing; it often doesn’t take much, but it can really make the world a different place. At weddings and at inductions, I… Continue reading A kindness