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Serendipity

This is a photo of my craft efforts of the last few weeks. ┬áMy Granny taught me to crochet when I was very young and ever since I have enjoyed the soothing action of crochet hook and yarn producing simple … Continue reading

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Tail end of the year

Like many another blogger I have found myself in the midst of a whirl of activity and travel. Hence the long gap – and all of a sudden we are at the tail end of the year. I have been … Continue reading

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The Awakening of George Darroch

The Awakening of George Darroch is a 1995 novel by Robin Jenkins. It is no longer in print, though secondhand editions are still available. It is based on “a momentous event in Scottish history – the Great Disruption of 1843, … Continue reading

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Riots in England

It has been frightening watching events unfold over the last few days, even though there have been no riots/violence in Scotland. Here we are too busy worrying about floods and in Edinburgh, for instance, the Edinburgh Festival goes ahead as … Continue reading

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Posh and posher

The BBC Programme Posh and Posher, screened on last night’s TV was a blistering indictment of our educational system and the reasons for the narrowing of the world of politics in the UK to a privileged and wealthy elite. I … Continue reading

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The Pope’s visit to the UK

Over the last couple of days I’ve been busy watching coverage of the Pope’s visit. To put it into context, many years ago, when I was an ordinand, I ended up being helped by a spiritual director who was a … Continue reading

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Jeremiah friend or foe?

One of the senior members of my last church once asked me what I thought of Jeremiah; I have to confess that I mumbled about the prophet being one of doom, gloom and misery. The other day I found myself … Continue reading

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Still a woman today

This should almost be a Part II on being a woman – as the comments on yesterday’s post give much food for thought. Lydia, of writerquake, highlights a cartoon post by nakedpastor which made me laugh, but as you can … Continue reading

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A lifetime as a woman

A bit obvious you might think – A lifetime as a woman – of course that is what it is. I am not going to get into a discussion of transgender issues, don’t know enough about it. But I do … Continue reading

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Aamer Anwar

Something makes me uneasy about the case where Anwar made such stark comments to the media. Cannot quite put my finger on it, but I wonder about the whole concept of freedom of speech and the fear we all have … Continue reading

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