Saturday 31 March 2012

Little by Little

I have not posted anything for some time, but just to let readers know that I am still here .....
Over the past few months life has been routine, humdrum, ordinary, and I have found nothing to blog about.  Things I might have blogged about others have done so much better!
Routine! There is nothing wrong with routine! Isn't that the lesson which St Theresa of Lisieux teaches us, with her Little Way.  It is easy to crave a little excitement in daily life, but it is the patient fulfilling of life's little chores which leads to sanctity. Well, I am still trying, and I think .. a long way to go yet!
I have given over most of the heavy work in the garden to a hired man. Apart from cutting the grass, in the past week he has cut down the mounds of pampas grass and opened up the pond and indeed the garden.Here are the latest photos of my pond (the fish are doing well and in the last few days of summery weather they have been eating as if it were the middle of August).

Now, of course, with an open border, I have to work out a strategy to fool Mr Heron and keep him from arriving for a fishing expedition! I have ordered fuchsias and geraniums for the gaps between the pampas grass.

Friday 2 March 2012

Winter Fast Ended

After several unseasonably warm days, my fish are beginning to enjoy an early feed.

We are all hoping that the worst of our winter is now behind us!


This is what I have written on my Sunday Weekly Bulletin for my parishioners to read this coming Sunday; I feel that my readers would like to do the same as I hope my parishioners will do.

Members of the Government seem to be very keen to change the meaning of the word "marriage" to suit their own ideas of what they think marriage should mean.  This is just plumb crazy and undemocratic, and I would like to ask everyone who can to type this link into their browser and read the statement about marriage and then sign the petition.

Here is the link: click here

Here is what Keith (married parishioner) has written about this proposal:
Please act now to protest the proposed introduction of ‘Same-Sex marriage’ in our country by supporting the C4M [Coalition for Marriage] petition at We must use every means to let our MPs & Government know, that massive numbers of people are opposed  to  this  heinous  mockery of true Marriage.Apart from the obvious moral, religious & biological arguments against the proposition there are other pragmatic objections including:
· Redefining Marriage as proposed is undemocratic ; no Politicians were voted in on this ticket
· Protecting traditional Marriage safeguards children & society
· Redefining Marriage will be complex & expensive to implement
· Civil partnership legislation already exists
· Schools would be forced to teach any new definition.
Please now go to  Click here
Sign the petition now.