AboutThe life and thoughts of Freda Marshall, a retired Church of Scotland minister living amongst the mountains and glens of Argyll.
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What you don’t want to see when you’re making the bed is a spider running out of the covers. Now I know it is getting colder at night but that is beyond the pale.
The mind is its own place, and in itself Can make a Heav’n of Hell, a Hell of Heav’n John Milton
Saw Bolt – (the wonder dog), recently. Do follow the link, it is worth it just to see the expression in the dog’s eyes. Excellent Disney animation. Even better – look at the youtube trailer. You need to a flashplayer … Continue reading
Ensuring that Misty does not go rushing out into the garden barking furiously has become quite a pantomime. It involves much soft-spoken entreaties of “Quietly” and “Gently” and stroking of raised hackles. It is becoming reasonably successful, but it takes … Continue reading
A nice bowl of soup and chunks of newly made bread. Parsnip and apple actually.
It isn’t often that a novel sends you rushing to the web to look up Quantum physics – but such is the power of Danny Scheinmann’s Random Acts of Heroic Love that you can’t help it. At least I can’t. … Continue reading
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Had I the heavens’ embroidered cloths, Enwrought with golden and silver light, The blue and the dim and the dark cloths Of night and light and the half-light, I would spread the cloths under your feet: But I, being poor, … Continue reading
It’s a dry day in Dalamory. Quick: take dog for a walk, fill the bird feeders, stop faffing on about why you didn’t do the washing and hope someone feels like cutting the grass soon. Oh yes – and enjoy … Continue reading