Monthly Archives: December 2008

New Year and Auld Year

I cannot get my Granny out of my head today – and my mother.  According to their folklore the last day of the Auld Year is when all the housework is done and the house ends up shining. All I … Continue reading

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Scotland in winter

This is why people come to Scotland in the winter.

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Joining in with the throng

Have just spent a happy hour with son #3 surfing the internet for golfing toys. It has been much slower than usual. All I can think is that thousands upon thousands of people are doing the same thing. Now we … Continue reading

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Christmas Day

A lovely service at church this morning. It was the first Christmas for our new minister. Made me realise how much I appreciate having her here, and I know the rest of the congregation feel the same. Off to exchange … Continue reading

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Being a student

I have pondered before over the problems of doing an OU short course from November to January. However, I have discovered there is one very strong advantage. I am now officially on holiday for a week.

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The ancestors

It is the time of year for thinking about people from long ago. This is a wonderful photo that I have of my maternal grandparents.

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Another kind of hope

There are very few people who realise what God would make of them if they abandoned themselves into his hands, and let themselves be formed by his grace. St Ignatius Loyola

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Spooky set

This is Him Behind the Wheel’s idea of Christmas cheer. Spooky – that’s what I say.

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New arrivals

Two new figures for the Fontanini crib set this year. I ordered them yesterday afternoon and they couriered their way here overnight.

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a new star

You need to a flashplayer enabled browser to view this YouTube video I liked Take That as well. No prizes for guessing what I watched last night.

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