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Is the Pope Catholic? Blog 16 – 2018

“They are letting too many ‘Protties’ into the school!” the elderly lady confided. I smiled and made some remark like “Do you think so?” It was the late seventies and we were attending a function at St Paul’s, a small, … Continue reading

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Where is your Durham Cathedral? Blog 15-2018

“I just love this place,” he reflected, as his eyes scanned the space and seemed to drink in the atmosphere. This was Martin Shaw musing in one of the final episodes of Inspector George Gently. The place he was talking … Continue reading

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‘Mixed Messages’ Blog 14 – 2018

The Card read ‘My Grandma is a star because she is a follower of God the most high and she is the best.’ I am sure many other Grandmas’ received such precious handwritten cards around mother’s day. The reason I mention … Continue reading

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‘Mothering Sunday’ Blog 13 – 2018

“The problem was, I loved Malt but only my brother was issued with it because he was quite sickly.” I shared this information with a friend at the supermarket as Doug and I purchased a tin of malt. “After the … Continue reading

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‘The Big Picture’ Blog 12 -2018

“So you haven’t heard of St Felix of Nola?” I asked Doug after reading him a quote attributed to the saint. “No, but I have heard of Robert the Bruce!” He responded with a grin. For a moment I was … Continue reading

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Never too Old! Blog 11 – 2018

“I remember you reading the Little House on the Prairie books to us back in the late 70’s.” Anita recalled. “It was probably about 1978-79.”  “Each night we would sit around the table and listen to a chapter before we … Continue reading

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Hot dogs and Donuts Blog 10 – 2018

“Hello son.” Anita greeted Nathaniel as she walked through the door.  “Did you bring home the hot dogs?” He asked. “No!” She replied, looking questioningly at him. “Did you ask me to?” “Yes!” He was grinning now. “Just as you … Continue reading

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An Easter Miracle. Blog No 9 – 2018

The children walked along the road at daybreak carrying their bunches of beautiful Easter lilies. They loved this Easter Sunday custom and took turns knocking on each door as they traversed the little Alpine village. “Christ is risen!” they would … Continue reading

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The Grand old Duke Blog No 8 – 2018

“Are you sure that you will be OK with Steven grandma? You don’t think he will be too much for you? I couldn’t help smiling at eight year old Daniel’s concern. “I will be fine son. I will just do … Continue reading

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It’s a free gift! Blog No 7 – 2018

“I……um…..I’ll speak to Dad and see what he says……” I paused; knowing I was sounding quite underwhelmed. “I’ll get back to you,” was my feeble response. Usually good at thinking on my feet this time I failed miserably! The logistics … Continue reading

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