Sunday, 2 January 2011
Everything about it - the signature tune By the Sleepy Lagoon, the mandatory reference to Roy, the format, and the politely-probing questions of Kirsty Young - is so reassuringly familiar and yet the selection of music, like the guest each week, is different and diverse.
I like to make lists and sometimes compile them to help me to get to sleep. Last night I couldn't get to sleep because I've got flu so I began compiling a Desert Island Discs-style list of my own. I've often thought of what I'd choose for the show, including favourite book and luxury item but found it impossible - I so admire the celebrities who not only manage to do that but then broadcast their choice! I obviously need to lighten up.
Anyway, last night I decided to narrow my search to favourite worship songs and bible texts. In no particular order it reads (and plays if you give it a click) :-
Take the shackles from my feet so I can Dance -Mary Mary
I still haven't found what I'm looking for. - U2
When I survey the Wondrous Cross - Isaac Watts
How Great Thou Art
Tear your Pride in two - Nils Olav
Faithful One - Brian Doerksen
Before the throne of God Above - Charitie Lees Smith
Rock 'n Roll Gypsy - Gus Eyre tibute
And my texts would be :-
Numbers 6 vv24-26
Revelation 3 v20
Anyone like to share their own Desert Island list?
Friday, 31 December 2010
As a child I shared a room until my siblings left home and had never really made a room my own. Even at college, living in halls of residence, when I had a single room for a year I didn't relax into it. While my friend, Pat, down the corridor transformed her cell into a nest, personalising it with pictures and fabrics, mine remained unchanged and institutional. So making a room of my own now is a big deal.
Tuesday, 28 December 2010
This Nativity hadn't seen the light of day for 25 years, since the Christmas that a proud little girl, aged 5, brought it home for her (even prouder) parents.
It is one of the many treasures that I dug out of the blue metal trunk holding all our family photographs and anything of sentimental value from the last 50 years.
Not for me the well-organised family albums and record files for each of our four children, so now was the time to compensate by compiling a mini-history in a box for each of them. I wanted to make sure that they all had a piece of family history going back 2 generations as well as a small selection from the hundreds of photographs of their childhood years, school reports, letters, cards, certificates of achievement and early examples of their writing and artwork (like the picture above).The four boxes are now complete and two were handed over on Christmas Day. I didn't know how they would be received so placed a small label saying "Memorabilious Box" on them for if they appeared a bit too sickly sweet. I needn't have worried in respect of the younger ones who rummaged through their boxes enthusiastically showing all to their patient other halves. If their two elder brothers also approve then the mining of these memories will have been well worthwhile.
Wednesday, 28 July 2010
Sadly, only the moths are likely to eat them - but they will be on show as part of an exhibition in the Arts Venue at New Wine 2010 , Newark, on the evening of Thursday 5th August.
Saturday, 3 July 2010
Friday, 2 July 2010
I know people who love to collect hedgehogs, owls, thimbles, coins, stamps, allsorts - and I've attempted to collect old glass in the past and enjoyed researching about it. But BEARS??
On the left is
Fred with his
jet 'medal' - a
gift from a dear friend.
Stuart is the glum chap on the right. He's a 'rescue' from the Church Shop
Rosie loves her Mum
Eric is the beast of burden and Brian sits behind Jude
Wednesday, 30 June 2010
It's quite hard to watch the tennis at the same time as knitting especially when Federer is playing and being beaten.
sooo reminded me of our beloved Posie and Dougal - watch the body language!