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A bike’s for life, not just for Christmas…

And so with a Christmas break coming up – I had it in mind to put the bike in for a good rub-down and refurb. As the Starwars droid said “Thank the maker! This oil bath is going to feel so good…” C-3PO, A New Hope It’s well overdue, the bike sees 18 miles a […]

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And so this is Christmas… (2016)

Last Christmas I wittered about angels, the year before I also pondered ‘angels’…  Not that I have a thing about angels at all, but… well it’s a Christmas thing, so here we go again… Over the years our kids have ‘done’ a song for Christmas, but as they get older and more influenced by culture […]

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All we want for Christmas…

It’s been a year! A lot’s been learned about the nature of people and their passions, and also their poison. Together with a lot of you, we had a great ‘Goodbye to 2016’ in November. Thanks to all again, true friends are people that are just there sharing the same old shift! Hopefully, we can […]

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Christmas Pies!!

Oh yus!! It’s Piemas time  Granny Annie’s Mini Meat Pies! A bit of a tradition on the days leading up to Christmas – It seems every Christmas I remember from Cornwall included these mini marvels! But take my word for it they don’t hang around, soooooo morish – ansome me lover! From what I recall, this is […]

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Christmas Fudge

OK the only thing Christmassy about it is that it’s being made near Christmas time. This year we’ve forgone the Mini Meat Pies, although I heartily recommend them, see here. But we have had a quick play in the kitchen and some Christmas Fudge is on the menu… Cut to the chase man! Here’s the recipe: 250g soft […]

Christmas sings…

Here’s a selection of seasonal sounds that we’ve collected over the years… Sans Day Carol: All we want for Christmas : Silent Night: Sweet Nightingale: and here’s our collection of ‘sounds’ playlist:

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Decembral Distractions

In the midnight you awake with a chest ache, with dark dreams, worry and fear, a black dog feeds… Alas, Decembral distractions: Hazel Prior’s Antarctic Penguins, The Bagnold’s suburbia, Mandalorian sci-corn, Home Alone capers, Billy Elliot’s passion, Spiderman’s kingdom’s, various BBC Sounds’ dreamscapes, Grayson Perry’s acute observations, Simon Cross’s Theotokos Nativity, Scott Mariani’s excessive adventures…  […]

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Delights Innumerable

We wish you innumerable delights and best hopes for 2021… Back in October, after another Government imposed stint of self-isolation, I shared a random compilation of images from my Instagram feed – minus the inevitable shots of pets, food & drink of course. I very often find the vibrancy and intensity of the world around me […]

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Advent Project – An extraordinary story…

Ordinary people, in an ordinary place… an extraordinary story… A few years back, I helped produce a project that portrayed people from a local village, relating them to characters in ‘The Christmas Story’. ‘Ordinary’ people in their ‘ordinary’ place – we are perhaps all part of an ‘extraordinary’ story.  Recently, Jill Marsh the District Mission […]

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Home is where the hearth is.

My young daughter said to me, “Dad, I like the birds, sunsets, candles and smiling people too, but I don’t get overwhelmed by them, you’re way too emotional…” We were with friends, sitting around flickering flames in the fireplace, with a spicey drink… and the room was gently warming… I am not a fan of […]