Monthly Archives: January 2012

Enforced break

It is good to be back in blogland again. The last week or two have been an enforced rest, courtesy of power cuts, email cuts and blog-hosting problems. It is strange how unsettling it has felt, and now that all … Continue reading

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My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece

We had another power cut yesterday – 10 hours in total; that is the ninth significant outage this winter. It was less stressful than previously because I was enjoying Annabel Pitcher’s debut novel – My Sister Lives on the Mantlepiece. … Continue reading

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Turning the corner

Today it is dull, dark, damp and cold…….. despite winter’s dismal try to make us feel that we are going further and further into the wintry mire, I can sense that we are turning the corner towards the hope of … Continue reading

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Christmas Coat

    Misty looks as if she is saying – I enjoyed opening the present but I’m not so sure about wearing it!

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The post-Christmas paperclog is causing me much concern. This afternoon has reminded me of working back in an office. When life got too overwhelming I used to deliberately make myself slow down, take one piece of paper off the top … Continue reading

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Hereafter is proof that I tend to disagree with film critics on whether or not a film rates highly or not. The advantage to that, is that I sat down to watch the film without too much anticipation, though it … Continue reading

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A Luddite

It’s been a strange old week – yet more power cuts. I’m afraid it has led to some grumpiness, more from me than HBTW.  I really am grateful for the quality of life we have in Scotland, but not having … Continue reading

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A novel nativity

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. 

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It’s getting a bit late for resolutions – whether to make them or not. I’m more interested in seeing what other bloggers are up to, though I have one observation. Which is more likely to succed? I resolve to play … Continue reading

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