Wed Feb 28th
FEASTS AND SEASONS
Typing this quickly over a cup of coffee before hurrying off on my bike to the station.....off to speak to a Wives Fellowship in Notting Hill. I'm waiting till the rain eases off a bit before I go. I'll be talking about my Book of Feasts and Seasons (takes you through the year with things to make, do, eat and sing....click on the link to find out more about this and my other books, or send a Comment to this blog to order a copy....or check it out on AMAZON.....)
Wives Fellowship=ecumenical gathering of ladies, affiliated in some sort of loose federation to a national group which affirms some simple Christian principles. In my experience, they are invariably extremely pleasant and nice, and v. welcoming, nice lunch, real coffee, etc. Perhaps they are not exactly part of the Church Militant....I mean, one wouldn't find them planning street evangelism or standing outside Parliament with torches praying about the latest new horrible piece of legislation.....but not everyone's ready for that....
WHAT AUNTIE'S READING
I am reading a v. depressing book at the moment about the future of Europe. Small numbers of children being born, massive collapse of church attendance and consequently of sense of spiritual and cultural identity, rise of militant Islam. The first of these three is irrevocable: if the children aren't there, then the nation doesn't exist. Just labelling a stretch of land "Holland" or "Italy" doesn't make it Dutch or Italian unless there are Dutch or Italian people there.
What a lot of people seem to be reading is blogs....including mine. I looked on the meter thingummy and there have been over 25,000 hits since it began. I suspect that it's a fairly small team of people who read the thing every day....well, it's v. kind of them and I hope all enjoy it.....but I'm beginning to get pangs of guilt about encouraging people to sit at computers and switch gleefully from blog to blog when they could be doing something interesting.
Note to the nice lady who wants me to add her to my blogroll: I want to do this very much, but haven't the technical know-how at present!! Wait till I get a chance to be instructed by some one who can help....
Off to get my bike. I keep it padlocked in the back garden, which means trundling down the muddy lane at the back. But the rain has eased and everything looks fresh. It will be a good day.