Little Thoughts

After Twenty Years

Reading the opening to O. Henry's 'After Twenty Years' fascinated me when I encountered it many years ago as a suggestion for a 'what happened next' creative writing exercise during teacher training. I remember using it some time later and enjoying the individual interpretations the children produced, many and varied in their outcomes, as the… Continue reading After Twenty Years

Little Thoughts

For A Season

Despite a deep-seated desire to have a show-stopping, breath-taking, head-turning garden, I have come to the conclusion that, realistically, I don't have the time / knowledge/ ability to achieve this dream and so, I've opted for a new gardening style. I like to call it 'less is more'. Basically, I've discovered that there are in… Continue reading For A Season

Little Thoughts for Advent

Certainty in Uncertain Times

Day ten saw us move out of Psalms and into Isaiah, to possibly one of the best known Old Testament passages relating to Jesus' birth. Isaiah 9 verse 2 reminds us of the prophecy he was sent to deliver:'The people who walked in darkness have seen a great light; those who dwelt in a land… Continue reading Certainty in Uncertain Times