Monthly Archives: December 2010

hosanna in the highest

Cabin fever has set in.  I’ve been stuck in the village by the snow for nearly a week. This afternoons entertainment has been sticking gift wrap stars onto bendy drinking straws. So far I’ve made 40.  I ought to be … Continue reading

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Village story telling

For most of the year All Saints plods on with a very small but faithful congregation.  To outsiders it must look barely viable and I’ve often wondered how much longer it can exist in its present form.  However, there are … Continue reading

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Oh no, I am becoming a ‘terminally nice old lady’

Lesley on her blog has been thinking about the risks folks take when they blog. Blogging makes people both more aware of and more outspoken about difficulties within their institutions, which makes them edgy…. I would love to know what … Continue reading

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Baby in the manger mince pies

Now here’s a glorious thing! They are so cute. Apparently traditional mince pies in pre- reformation days used to be oval shaped.  The oval shape represented the manger, the lid is the swaddling clothes and you can just see Jesus … Continue reading

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Christmas Crackers and Jesus

It must be time for me to move on.  I’m fast running out of innovative ideas for a talk at the schools various carol services. Last year it was everlasting candles on Christingle oranges and birthday cakes (you cannot put … Continue reading

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Funeral essentials

    I discovered yesterday that there are a number of little extras one needs for funerals in the snow.     Lots of layers on, thick socks and black leather gloves A  thick cloak. (Lovely retired priest bequeathed me … Continue reading

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Happy Birthday Grandad

Here’s a photo of your place. Sorry you are too far away to come and give you a birthday kiss. Have a lovely day today. Keep warm.

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