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Christmas decorating


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Well, once again, despite good intentions, Christmas has rushed up at me for another year, in a flurry of unexpected last-minute freelance editing, extra events, shopping … and I am heading North tomorrow. But I managed to put together a rather scrappy Christmas assembly, thanks to my discovery of the Pottery Barn outlet (I love

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There blooms a rose in Bethlehem


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The other day I posted this photo and caption on instagram. “…and the desert shall rejoice and blossom as the rose” – Isaiah 35:1. St Saviour’s Rose, blossoming during advent. Then last night I decided to listen to the Sovereign Grace Christmas Album Prepare Him Room, and came upon this new song called There blooms a rose

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Merry Christmas! – again


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This year I have a special treat. A carol, brought to you by Tamworth High School, from sometime last century. They actually used to give this air time right before the news on the local TV station. In case it isn’t obvious, I’m the one with the fuzzy hair, third from the right in the

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Merry Christmas …


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Merry Christmas one and all. Apologies, this year well and truly went out with a whimper. But I now have two weeks leave, and am looking forward to a break from work and going back and forth to Sydney. I actually left it way too late to buy a plane ticket to Queensland this year,

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Lo, how a rose


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I thought I posted this after it appeared in the Art House America blog last year, but perhaps I didn’t and it was just that Cath and I read and discussed it. Either way, it is worth posting again. It is a most beautiful and beautifully written post by Lanier Ivester describing how she moved

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