I have felt very loved and cherished today with all the cards, presents, treats and messages from family and friends including our Ukrainian friends. Our three Live Wires in Barcelona sang Happy Birthday for me in English, French, Wolof and Catalan. Our lovely neighbour brought round some Turkey Thai Green curry and I am beginning to feel a bit brighter – who wouldn’t with all that love pouring in?
Monthly Archives: December 2022
This beautiful peaceful picture by a Ukrainian artist turned up on Facebook today.
I have been in touch with the artist who says that she doesn’t make any prints of her work. She only sell originals.
This is my fourth day of being laid low by a nasty virus that attacked the whole family but one Granddaughter over Christmas and over the last few days.
Regular service on MBT will resume as soon as possible!
Jolabokaflod, meaning Book Flood, is an Icelandic tradition where books are given as gifts on Christmas Eve and everyone spends the day snuggled up with their book. For various reasons we couldn’t do this on Christmas Eve so did it today and peace reigned for about 15 minutes! Some people read for hours….
What an amazing production!
We oohed and aahed, we laughed and cried, we gasped at the originality and loved the singing and the handbells. Owen Teale had played Ebenezer Scrooge and at the end, when the standing ovation was over, he made an impassioned speech about Dickens being moved to write the story by seeing the poverty all around him and how awful the poverty is now in Britain in 2022. He asked the audience to support a charity that is helping to feed people in need, City Harvest.
I read this lovely heart-warming story about a man and a baby the other day and have been given permission to use the photo and to tell you the story, by Artistic Freedom whose page it was on.
“Random photo of a man at the DMV holding a baby. The man does not know the child. They are strangers to each other. The parents of the child were sitting next to the man and the baby, feeling squirmy and discontent, crawled into the man’s lap.
The man had just moved from one state to another, where a year prior his brother was killed. This baby was born on that very day. Everyone was overwhelmed to tears.
Courtesy: Aaron Britney Varnes”