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18th December 2015 “‘Tis the season to be jolly fala lala la la la la la”,  or perhaps your shepherds are washing their socks while the three kings of Leicester Square are busy selling ladies undergarments.  Whatever your feelings about Christmas, whether you are Christian or not you cannot avoid the sounds of Christmas songs ... Read More
 
What do your lights say?

What do your lights say?

16th December 2015 As I drove home from the school run this morning I was admiring all the Christmas trees in the windows as I passed by.  There are plenty of bay windows and the trees all looked gorgeous with their sparkling lights against the grey early morning light.  Some people had Christmas candle bridges ... Read More
 
Snow to no

Snow to no

Five years ago we had snow.  We didnt just have a bit of snow, we had snow, with bells on.  It arrived in early November and finally left some time in March.  I have friends from North Dakota who are rolling in the ailses as they read this, but give us a break:)  We live ... Read More
 
Reading for health

Reading for health

It’s you Saturday, only two weeks (ish) until Christmas and you have masses to do.  So you will spend today running around like a headless chicken tidy up guest bedrooms, writing cards, wrapping presents, shopping for food, driving children to various parties and then flake out at the end of the day with a sore ... Read More
 
Make space and grow a dream

Make space and grow a dream

I remember in the run up to Christmas when the girls were small we would go through their toys and take out the ones that were broken or they had outgrown in order to make space for the inevitable sparkling collection of new toys they would receive on Christmas Day.  I was frequently appalled by ... Read More
 
Becoming a candle

Becoming a candle

7th December 2015   Do you have an Advent Candle? I think I have had an Advent Candle every year for as long as I can remember. Some years we have forgotten to light it every day and we have to have a “long burn” to catch up. I love candlelight and have always had ... Read More
 
What do you follow?

What do you follow?

6th December 2015   Most people will have their Christmas trees up by now. Some of you may have had it up for over a week already! In our family we always put a star at the top of the tree. I can still remember the star my mother made out of a Frosties packet ... Read More