Monthly Archives: December 2012

Christmas Cranachan (at New Year)

This New Year I’ve gone back to an old recipe from our early married years that contains the vital ingredient of my university years – malt whisky. Cranachan is actually a traditional (I assume Scottish) harvest-time pudding, usually made with … Continue reading

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The joy of… ordinand?! How being an ordinand is like being pregnant – Luke1:39-45

I mentioned yesterday that amid the grief (and other Christmas aggravations like the alternator going on the car) there have only been will-o’-the-wisp moments when I have connected with the Christ-child this Christmas. As I prepare to write a 5000 … Continue reading

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A Honey-coloured grief at Christmas

Those who know us well, or follow my ramblings on Twitter, will know that the last couple of weeks have been strained by the fact that we had our wonderfully chaotic, demanding, some-what psycho, seven year old terrier dog ‘Honey’ put … Continue reading

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Is there such a thing as a distinctive Benedictine spirituality?

Those who know of my regular visits to Alton Abbey won’t be overly surprised to discover my first portfolio, which has to be about prayer and ministerial formation, has a Benedictine focus. The title of the main essay is: How … Continue reading

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