Tag Archives: blessings

Giving for the joy of it

Some friends came to visit us yesterday, bringing with them the gift of a huge bag of runner beans. They grow them in their garden, and had far more than they could ever use. We were delighted, and I’m looking up recipes … Continue reading

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“Don’t even think it!”

“Don’t even think it!” The phrase was well used by my friend and colleague, whenever she saw ‘that look’ on a student’s face. I can still hear it in her broad Yorkshire accent! But she was right – prevention is … Continue reading

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In the name

You know that moment when you’re hoping the ground will swallow you up with embarrassment? Trevor, the vicar had come to see my husband, and as he was waiting for him to come through, one of the kids (about age … Continue reading

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Big enough

Every now and again I find myself going through a ‘grumble phase’ where just about everything gets to me. One of the things that penetrate my calm is stuff being lost. I seem to spend half my life hunting for … Continue reading

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Grow up!

We’ve just celebrated Mother’s Day here in the UK, when all the kids tell their mums how much they love them, and thank them for all the things they’ve done for them. I’ve been very blessed with some lovely flowers … Continue reading

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What about the enemy?

One supply teaching job found me acting as exam invigilator. It seemed a pretty soft option compared to the usual round of keeping order, but you couldn’t take your eyes off the game. And then boredom crept in. After all … 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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