It is a trivial event, but one that stays in my mind. I went on my monthly drive to Glastonbury on Friday, and part way up the road, there was a bump and I realised that there was a problem with the front left tyre. And I know I cannot change a tyre or mend… Continue reading Travelling mercies
I guess this is not really unexpected, because, come on, I am bound to be given books for Christmas. But one in particular this year has been sheer delight, and it is the Alexander McColl Smith book of photos of Edinburgh. I am loving this for all sorts of reasons; I love seeing pictures of… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 3
I wasn’t sure when I wrote “pt 1” that there would be a “pt 2” – but then there was a notification on messenger. We think we haven’t heard from him in about 30 years. But he was at school with Beloved Other, and when we met up (30 years ago!) he told me how… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 2
There are moments when it just seems worthwhile. Moments, when for one reason or another, the stuff that makes up the bulk of day’s activities, and which can seem to achieve little or nothing suddenly comes into focus, and does appear to matter. I have been fortunate enough to have had one of these this… Continue reading Unexpected gifts pt 1
It wasn’t his fault; he was just in the wrong place at the wrong time. He is one of our regular visitors; not particularly demanding, but not always easy to deal with. And it was a Tuesday morning, which is a morning when I am trying to get grips with both technology and catering –… Continue reading The doughnut of advent….
It is one of the “double-think” times of the year; when my inside life and my outside life are in different time zones. Outside, the force of “it’s already Christmas” is getting too hard to resist without being so much of a killjoy that I would (quite rightly!) be excluded and cast out….so, at our… Continue reading It is yet Advent….
My feet are cold! I am sitting in my study, with the heating on as high as I can bear it, and it is working fine. But my feet are cold. I think there is a draft I cannot locate – except by my feet…. Tomorrow, I will bring in a blanket to wrap round… Continue reading Chilly feet as theological insight…