Monthly Archives: September 2011

As a Servant – a trip to Chirk Castle

We had a wonderful day out yesterday on a school trip to Chirk Castle.  The staff there are always so welcoming, but I was surprised by the number of elderly people who quite sternly asked the children why they weren’t … Continue reading

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A Collection of Classic Statements

Tim on accompanying me:  “I think Bach would have been impressed with my playing tonight!” Josiah:  “Autumn is really starting to take a toll on these trees.” Jemimah first thing in the morning, when she came into the kitchen for … Continue reading

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Kitchen Dance

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This Month’s Meditation

I have been thoroughly enjoying listening to series of preaching from Mars Hill called “It’s All About Jesus” (  I have listened to it quite extensively, repeating bits I miss when the children talk to me or something else distracts … Continue reading

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Arty Photo = Dirty Window

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Dangling Conversation

At breakfast time this morning, Josiah picked up a rogue nail that had wandered from the renovation work taking place, and holding it up in front of Simeon’s face the conversation went like this: Josiah: “Simeon, what do you think … Continue reading

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In Grief (Gleision Colliery)

History repeats Families impatient Captured without choice In tumult, but bound to hope Hoping for a vein of beauty in the bleak Hoping for courage in the grief Caught in the moment That says “Somewhere” There is still hope Waiting … Continue reading

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A List

Turning this first week of the new academic year and new term into a list… Things that: 1. Impressed me most: The vet phoning me to ask how the treatment prescribed for Splash’s mud fever was working, after I’d called … Continue reading

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