Category Archives: Advent

Advent 24

Christmas Eve. Slightly, maybe, more than ever, I’ve not felt the Christmas vibe. I think that’s because really at this time of year all I want to do is hibernate, read books, drink red wine and wait out the winter. … Continue reading

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Advent 23

And breathe. In and out. In and out. Slowly. In and out. One more day to get through for the small overtired ones. One more day until we remember the heart of this story we are all part of, a … Continue reading

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Advent 22

Lots of my favourite carols this morning: Angels from the realms of glory, Wing your flight o’er all the earth; Ye who sang creation’s story, Now proclaim Messiah’s birth Come and worship, Come and worship, Worship Christ, the newborn King! Shepherds, … Continue reading

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Advent 21

The shortest day. When you and your family have hit the wall of extreme tiredness. Incredibles 2. Masterchef. Library. Counting Christmas lights on the way home from the Library. Weary bones. Grateful of reminders that into the deepest dark the … Continue reading

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Advent 20

The wonder: 30 hours to ourselves thanks to the amazing grandparents doing school runs and an overnight with the boys. Star Wars, spa treatments, cocktails, reminiscing about the last 10 years, amazing food, quiet reading time, the sanctuary of home after being … Continue reading

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Advent 19

It’s that time of year when I get to say we used to look like this: And now we look like this: Still smiling like goons. Today marks the end of our first decade together. 10 years ago we set … Continue reading

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Advent 18

No pictures today but here’s one of my favourite carols sung in a very beautiful way. Wonder: Coffee. Son1’s Christmas performance. He showed excellent Robin dancing skills. Walking in the dark down the road, past the house where 10 years … Continue reading

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Advent 16

I like reposting this blog post which I wrote 5 years ago now. It sums up so much of Advent for me and is really for all those who are battling through the early years of small people. It gets … Continue reading

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Advent 14

Finding the wonder in: Morning 10k run to the sea. Sunshine streaming through the big fat clouds. Bacon sandwiches in the van. Putting the boys in front of Nativity and watching their joy. Finally thinking the sermon for tomorrow might … Continue reading

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Advent 13

All I’ve got is this video: And this quote: “Hope is like the sun. If you only believe in it when you can see it, you’ll never make it through the night.” – Princess Leia

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