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Christmas December 2018

Christmas conjures up different images for all of us; twinkly lights, Christmas cake, long “to do” lists, cards dropping through the letterbox, over excited children, family tensions, uplifting carols. My conversations over the past few weeks have again highlighted the pressure there often is to have a “perfect” Christmas. Children’s expectations are high, and parents,… Continue reading Christmas December 2018

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Advent 17 December 2018

With Advent over halfway through, I have as always, succumbed to the busyness of the season. I have, however, over the past few years been delving deeper into the purpose of Advent; that of preparation for the celebration of Christmas, not just physically, but spiritually too. Advent means “arrival” or “coming”. It’s purpose is to… Continue reading Advent 17 December 2018

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Fridays 23 November 2018

With both boys now at college, I have that “Friday feeling" bubbling up inside me each week. Our homeschool days flowed fairly seamlessly between weekdays, week ends and holidays, but now there is a definite feel of elation/relief when Friday afternoon comes round, and I look forward to the arrival of the bus, bringing the… Continue reading Fridays 23 November 2018