Monthly Archives: December 2016

December 22, 2016

The last post until the Christmas to New Year period of radio silence. 9.00 am: A ‘day of small things’: tidying up, putting to rest, and clearing away. I avoid letting the residual business of one calendar year seep into the next. … Continue reading

December 20, 2016

8.15 am: A reading. Zechariah, John the Baptist’s father, was temporarily struck dumb because he didn’t believe the angel’s news that God would or could answer his and Elizabeth’s (his wife) prayer for a child, so very late in their … Continue reading

December 19, 2016

Yesterday. 11.00 am: The morning service, Holy Trinity Church. A darkly dressed, grouchy, and imperious Archangel Gabriel, amid smaller and far more winning angels, and with shepherds of all sizes and ages looking on, complains about his scuppered plans for Christ’s … Continue reading

December 15, 2016

5.20 am: An early start, with the intention of completing the intercessions section of tomorrow’s Advent Light service. 7.00 am: The morning moon: 8.30 am: Off to School for the final set up of today’s Art/Sound doubler. But will anyone … Continue reading

December 14, 2016

Yesterday. In the evening, staff gathered at Professor Meyrick’s home to celebrate Dr Pierse’s retirement, after 24 years of service to the School, with speeches, good will, and a parting gift: 8.00 am: On, then, to Le Figaro’s for the … Continue reading

December 12, 2016

Yesterday. 9.30 am: Goodbye son; goodbye London: Today. 8.15 am: Diary to upload, emails to address, appointments to confirm, and the remainder of last week’s Black Board material to process. 10.15 am: Off to my GP to apprise them (and them, … Continue reading