Sweetness and Light

Reflections on rural living and faith

Monday – We went to the New Bridge Meadows for my morning walk. There are less people there in the morning so I don’t get chance to socialise. Plenty of good smells though! After a quiet day mummy took me in the fields over the road. There were lots of wood pigeons around which interested …

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Monday – It’s bank holiday! I heard Papa and Mummy talking about it. I wonder if we will have three afternoon meals, like last time. We’ll see. Morning walk towards New Bridge Meadows, but went into the field on the opposite side of the road and back home alongside the rivers. Before we went into …

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I haven’t posted anything since March, and am very grateful to Kelpie for keeping the blog going, because I have quite busy. I have been working with a small group of people in town to set up and run an ecumenical Facebook page offering Spiritual support during our lock down. The page includes daily reflections …

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Maidin mhaith!As you can read the diary is still in English. This is partly because papa’s tablet would not translate my thoughts into Gaelic. And I’ve decided to give the hacker another chance! The greeting above is gaelic ‘good morning’ which I learned when we were on Iona. Monday – the usual quiet start to …

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Disaster! I’ve been hacked. My papa has a programme on his tablet which translates my thoughts into words securely. But I heard mummy telling papa that someone in the USA liked my diary! How embarrassing that my most secret secrets have been exposed. I may have to have the diary translated to gaelic. I am, …

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Monday – It seems we are back to normal days. Mummy spends too much time with the chickens, papa fiddles around in the garden and I sit in the sun and wait for someone to play with me. Can’t even remember where the morning walk was [even though it is only afternoon now] so not …

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Life on the edge of Exmoor carries on, though a couple of weeks ago it didn’t feel like it would. When we were told to stay at home – almost four weeks ago – it felt like everything had come to a complete stop. Our Lenten plans of cutting down on single use plastic stopped. …

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