Tuesday, March 02, 2010

In a rush...

...a quick visit to the Isle of Wight, where among other things I had a meeting with the publisher of latest book A Nun with a Difference (lovely review in the current magazine of the Assn of Catholic Women)...the sun was sparkling on the Solent, and it was lovely to be in Cowes with its shops and cafes and boats...while on the train and ferry I got stuck into Maryvale work on the Synoptic Gospels. I find sandwiching academic study with journalism and other writing and domesticity rather exhiliarating...previous essay, duly marked and graded, came back today(no, I'm not telling you what grade I got) and already thoughts whizz ahead to this summer's exams...

Spent part of the weekend with young relatives...so good to relax and enjoy their company. Small great-nephew and great-niece utterly enchanting, splashing in puddles in wellies, running around the grounds of the castle in the local park, and singing along as we headed back for tea "Time to go home/ time to go home/ The clock in the High Street says 'Time to go home'..." (adapted from TV children's programme of my v. early youth - oldies will know the tune...)

1 comment:

Theresa said...

Hi Auntie Johanna,

Could you spare a mo to sign the following petition endorsing the Pope's visit to Britain and encourage others to do the same? The Secular Society started a petition against the Pope's visit and it has gathered 20 000 signatures. It's petty and small minded, but I think we have to reply.

http://www.petitiononline.com/PopeinUK/petition.html