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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The world is still as difficult and as wonderful a place. 2016 is a difficult and wonderful time to be alive, and I am still struggling to make sense of everything. However, there is also a sense of waiting as … Continue reading
I am pleased to say that I have finished my MOOC on time, and what’s more I gained the necessary points in the Assessments for a good pass. The topic was Understanding Four Common Diseases, and I certainly learned a … Continue reading
This year, the addition to the Fontanini set is to be Bethlehem Birds. They will shortly be winging their way across the Atlantic to Dalamory. I hummed and ahhed about whether to order this set of 5 or a larger … Continue reading
I heard on the radio today, that this particular day is the busiest in the year for online shopping. I guess it made me realise that usually I am much more organised for the countdown to Christmas. Things still to … Continue reading
As I start to pack away the Fontanini Nativity for another year, I thought you might like to see the one over at Rev Elizabeth – see here.
Christmas is coming – the Fontanini nativity set is unpacked and has taken up residence on top of the piano. This year’s palm trees make a good backdrop. Next year, all being well, I might get a set of chickens.
We’re being lulled into thinking winter is a long way away. Yes, the nights are dark by half-past four, but the temperature outside hovers from 9C to 14C – and the grass is still growing. HBTW cut the back grass … Continue reading
Sad to say the order of the awaited Fontanini nativity figures has revealed that the Holy Goat is not coming this year. For some reason there are 2 dogs along with the drummer boy Jareth. It’s no wonder HBTW is … Continue reading
It has been a busy few days – last minute shopping and chores to do; they were made all the more Christmassy by the couple of inches of snow that we have now. Most secret of all was a visit … Continue reading