About twenty Carnaby’s Black Cockatoos made themselves at home for ten minutes in our garden this warm, mid-autumn morning. I heard their unmistakable raucous calls well before I saw them through the window of my study.
Our reverse Advent calendar container, into which we’ve placed a gift every day for four weeks, outgrew its original basket. Thank you, Elizabeth Worts (my sister) who suggested the idea of a reverse Advent calendar, and our friend, Morag Davies, who took up the challenge. You can read about the original idea here. Continue reading
Homelessness. I’ve been thinking about it a lot this Advent. It hangs heavily on my mind. I’ve known about homelessness since I was a young woman. I’m beginning to see it differently now, thanks to a series of apparently random events earlier this year led to an invitation for me to manage a writing project for the Spirit of the Streets Choir. I’ve heard stories about homelessness from members of the choir.
We’ve added a reverse Advent Calendar to our repertoire to prepare for Christmas this year. It goes with the usual Advent wreath, Crib and Christmas tree. We’re looking forward to seeing how our new ‘tradition’ works out. Continue reading