Today, I got to watch “Whisky Galore” and call it work…. a few other things have happened as well, including a very useful meeting this morning, and a deacons meeting about to happen. But the highlight was definitely watching Whisky Galore. It was the entertainment at our lunch group, and was much appreciated. I had… Continue reading I get to do this and call it work…
I had intended this blog post to be about the delights of skating with the niecelets. However, the best laid plans… While on the train to go and see the family, I had a call from a policeman to say Beloved Other had been taken off the plane he had just boarded (at least if… Continue reading Unexpected Christmas presents pt 4
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….
Each year I write a nativity play for church. I love it. I love the fact that I can write it specifically for us, using the people who are there and working with their particular strengths, and that we can, to some extent, pick up themes from the year and work them into the script… Continue reading The nativity is never finished….