Category Archives: technical bits

Doing the right thing – Matthew 11:16-19, 25-end Romans 7:15-25

Doing the right thing doesn’t involve un-necessary guilt. I have a constant and irritating problem, and it involves a computer. Well, to be precise my laptop and our printer. Quite regularly the former will not talk to the latter, in … Continue reading

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Has Facebook banned the use of religious titles? NO, it hasn’t. Here’s why, and how to use yours!

This morning a Change.org petition started doing the rounds among my Facebook friends which seemed to suggest that Facebook had created a “law” that stops religious leaders (implying in particular, Christian ones), from using their appropriate title. The warning was … Continue reading

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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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Only looking in – Twitter, T-mobile, the BBC and the Olympics

The chalet bungalow we holidayed in, on the edge of a cliff near Mumbles, provided my smart-phone with very poor and sporadic connections. For example to post this photo to my friends and family to say we’d started our holiday, … Continue reading

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To post, or not to post, a sermon? #cnmac11

One of the challenges I received through the Christian New Media Conference last month was from Bishop Alan. Bishop Alan suggested it wasn’t necessarily wise or useful to post sermons online. He also said that if we do, we should … Continue reading

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Blogging in the ghetto after #cnmac11

There were many great things about the Christian New Media Conference last weekend. It will take me weeks to sift through the various things that challenged me, or got me asking questions about my use of social media. I could … Continue reading

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Counting #myblessings – what price a phonecall?

I try, one day a week, to have a day without turning on my computer. This week, that day was yesterday (Monday 14th) which is why no blog post about Counting my Blessings with Mothers’ Union. So now I’m trying … Continue reading

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Googlemap error in Hartley Wintney

Today my son is playing in a music competition in Hartley Wintney, and whilst checking the location of exactly which school in the village the competition is taking place in, I discovered that Googlemaps have marked the position of St … Continue reading

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A few thoughts… on the passing of a family treasure

A few may have noticed that my blogging became rather sporadic before Christmas. It was due in part to a family bereavement, when my husband’s Gran died aged 97. Various things, like clearing Gran’s flat, took a greater priority than … Continue reading

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Who is buying our children’s childhood

With today’s news that MU Chief Executive Reg Bailey will head up the government review regarding the issue, by continuing to take the well balanced view that he’s come to be respected for in Mothers’ Union, I’ve started to reflect … Continue reading

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