Category Archives: suffering

The right material

Some of my earliest memories are of my mum hand sewing – our family used to embroider the sailors’ jerseys for the Elder Dempster and Cunard lines, and as a tiny girl I learned how to thread the 2-ply white wool and use satin … Continue reading

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Dream of the future

Which team do you support? Is it the local team, or the one that plays the best, or wins the most? You may remember Norman Tebbit controversially used the phrase ‘the cricket test’ to judge whether people from a non-indigenous background … Continue reading

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Ever ask why?

You may remember a fascinating Guardian advert from 1986, which shows the same event from three different angles, demonstrating how important perspective is on how we view and interpret a situation. Ever ask God why? Moses gave the Israelites God’s clear … Continue reading

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Let it not be in vain

Self-sacrifice doesn’t come much better than the medical staff who have volunteered to help the battle against the deadly ebola outbreak. We should be proud of them, whether from the west, east, or from the local West African communities. But … Continue reading

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Get over it

Had a serious Grrrrrrrrr! moment last night. Last thing before rolling into bed, I was just sorting out the ingredients into bread machine so it would be ready first thing. My hand slipped as I reached for the sugar. I … Continue reading

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Sneaky stuff

A couple of summers ago, I noticed some red dust on the windowsill. Puzzled, I cleaned it off, but it had reappeared a day or two later. I took a closer look, and it was moving! Tiny red mites, that had … Continue reading

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The waiting game

Around about now, ducks get their best meal of the year. Who doesn’t overstock on bread over Christmas? And right now, it’s going a bit stale. Where better to deposit it than the local duck pond! Just be careful what … Continue reading

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