Quick post to say Hello - we are still here but getting a bit overwhelmed with all the Christmassy things which are popping up in the circuit as well as some sadness: one of my churches has four funerals planned within a three week period, and my work involves supporting the ministers and churches in these too.
We've also got Christmas music events for the violinist, which is involving some taxi-driving duties for me, and then there was a hospital appointment for the YFG yesterday with the ongoing problem she has with her wrist - we're now waiting for an ultrasound appointment to make a decision about an operation next year...
I made time for a quick hair cut yesterday and regretted it when I got home - I need to find another hairdresser in 2016. I now have to look as I do for about three weeks until it grows again, and I am not that happy with it.
All the television news about the flooding in Cumbria puts our wee problems in the shade, and it is heartwarming to see the way that the communities there have pulled together and helped one another. A miracle cow that floated 18 miles downriver, shops cleaned and opened up again in just a few days, the community fund which has raised over a million pounds since last weekend, radio broadcasters doing extended programming in order to keep folk company in the dark night hours.
I have also made my annual donation to the Salvation Army in memory of my mum. I'm sure that the SA has also been busy in the Lakes helping folk and I continue to support their work when I can.
And I made a cake last night - first one in weeks!
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