It seems so little time since we were all celebrating the millennium, and here we are, a decade later. There are those who can’t see the point of making a fuss of the new year – it is only a number, after all, it doesn’t actually ‘mean’ anything. But I think it’s human nature to […]
One disgruntled reader of our trade papers wrote to the editor to suggest changing the date of Christmas. Why? As a way of escaping from ‘the mind-numbing banality and cultural clutter of a commercial Christmas’, he says. So why don’t we redate it? After all we fix the date of Easter with reference to the […]
A final seasonal get-together today, over at my brother’s house for as many of us as could get there. A great time! Unfortunately Hub did not make it – he’s been unwell over Christmas and has spent a lot of time in bed, just getting up to take services and for the odd meal. We […]
The Twelve Days of Christmas On the first day of Christmas my true love said to me I’m glad we’ve bought a turkey and a proper Christmas tree. On the second day of Christmas much laughter could be heard As we tucked into our turkey – a most delicious bird. On the third day […]
Welcome, all wonders in one night! Eternity shut in a span, Summer in winter, day in night, Heaven in earth, and God in man. Great Little One! Whose all-embracing birth Lifts earth to heaven, stoops heaven to earth.
The pace of life is hotting up! Second daughter, son in law and 2 little ones arrived safely yesterday. Hub has not been feeling at all well and was in bed when they arrived, but is a bit better today and has managed to finish prep for the midnight service. Next-bro-down and niece are arriving […]
No, I’m not waxing lyrical about the reality or otherwise of the nativity. I’m talking about ‘The Nativity’, on BBC 1 at 7pm for 4 nights this week. I tend to fight shy of ‘religious’ programmes. So often they make my toes curl. So I started watching with my ‘prove it to me’ face on. […]