Next week, I am going to speak to a group – and I was invited to choose any topic I liked. So, in order to help them get to know a bit of me that they may not have met yet, I am going to bring along some of my favourite poems. I am speaking… Continue reading Another poem
I got extremely wet today. This probably had to do with walking in a heavy downpour while wearing a long skirt and sandals. I may have misjudged this! I have spent the rest of the day walking around (inside!) in bare feet because my sandals are still uncomfortably damp – and the dye in them… Continue reading Wet!!
I have spent this afternoon going round the Museum of Brands and Packaging with a group. It has been fantastic; all cries of it “doesn’t that look funny” and “I have never seen anything like that” through to “my mother had one of those” and (somewhat disconcertingly!) “I had/have that”…. It is really beautifully laid… Continue reading Life lessons from a museum…
It had been a long hot day at the end of a very long hot week with rather a lot of new experiences, and then an evening of jollity, and the anticipation of an exciting trip – and tiredness was emerging. It was a series of exchanges which was ended by the wisdom of the… Continue reading News flash….
I am still sharing the delightful privilege of attending the gathering of the Admired and the Esteemed as we reflect together on Bits of Baptist History. Each day, we have gathered in the same room, set out in roughly the same configuration to listen to people speak. And each day people have sat in more… Continue reading So where do you sit?
Today, at a conference of the Esteemed and Admired, I read a paper from Meticulous Friend, who couldn’t in the end attend as planned. It’s the kind of work I couldn’t do. It is detailed, accurate, meticulous and full of incidental detail that is the stuff of history. I was glad to read it, envious… Continue reading Somebody else’s words….
You know that moment when you suddenly go “oh! That’s what it is. How did I not see that?” I’m going to take the risk that it’s not just me that that happens to (I’m going to feel silly if it is 🙂 ) Anyway – that. Nothing huge, and all a bit muddly to… Continue reading In which we wonder how did I not see that…?