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
The title of this blog post should really be: Taking life easier – especially at Christmas. The next couple of weeks seem to have filled up with all sorts of medical appointments and visits. Now I wouldn’t have Christmas any … 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
So – is this the Christmas season or is it not? Technically, as far as churches are concerned this is Advent (lit the coming) and purists will tell us that this is when they concentrate on the second coming of … 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.
The run up to Christmas, the Day, is fast getting away from me. There are still presents to wrap and mail to open and paperclog to clear. So that means that the good news is that the tree is up … Continue reading
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
The final part of the BBC’s Nativity series had me spell-bound. If you have the opportunity to see it, please do. When it came to the part where the three Magi bow down in total humility before the child I … Continue reading