Monthly Archives: October 2005
It is always strange to deal with the aftermath of the clocks going back by an hour. But never more so than this year when the summer seems to have gone on so long. No grumbles though.
Hildergard of Bingen was a twelfth-century theologian and mystic. She speaks of the mysterious divine power within all things: I flame above the beauty of the fields: I shine in the waters;in the sun, the moon and the stars. I … Continue reading
Friends of over thirty years standing have been staying with us. Good food, good company and the ordinary sharing and fun of the everday. Extraordinary.
19.2 degrees centigrade yesterday – and the newspapers carried headlines of the big freeze due to arrive for this winter. Sum total of work completed was (1) emptying and distributing contents of one of the compost bins. Great feeling of success, … Continue reading
The temperature this morning is 16 degrees C – normally one would have expected autumn to deepen into frosty weather by now. So today is going to be an outside and gardening day, to take advantage of the balmy southerly … Continue reading
It seems to me that the government are making a terrible fuss over the smoking/no smoking proposals for England. After all the Republic of Ireland has happily gone over to a total ban in public buildings, and Scotland looks set … Continue reading
It's all very well fondly thinking about winter hobbies….. but I keep losing various important bits of information. Some of it, I suspect, has never been recovered since the removal at the beginning of April. Never mind, having to hunt … Continue reading
The plumber is due today to finish off the work he started several weeks ago.Let's hope there isn't an emergency somewhere else. Funny how plumbers, joiners and electricians have become such a valuable commodity. Mind you I wouldn't fancy any … Continue reading
God be with thee in every pass,Jesus be with thee on every hill,Spirit be with thee on every stream, Headland and ridge and lawn: Each sea and land, each moor and meadow,Each lying down, each rising up,In the trough of … Continue reading