Happy Christmas 2018, and here’s to 2019

So, this year, paper cards have been purchased, but I don't have the energy to write/send, and I like making an e-card. Last year, I was stuck at home, having had my second chemo, and enjoyed snuggling up watching TV, and Facetiming a few friends. This year, I expect to actually make it to my parents for a few days (and to people saying this out loud is problematic for insurance - my neighbours keep…

[CANCER] (Not) Driving Home for Christmas #BreastCancer #Chemotherapy #JoinIn

So, here we are, Christmas Eve, and I am snuggled up on the sofa, having completed #Chemo2 on Friday. Last time I really blogged about cancer it was a week on from #Chemo1, I 'returned to work' 12th December, and managed to sign off a book chapter re 'Digital Culture' for┬áPastoral Challenges and Concerns: A Christian Handbook for Leaders, which hopefully will be out in the spring, pre-recorded for UCB Radio on group action on…

[MEDIA] Brits to spend on average more than 1.9 billion minutes on social media on Christmas Day with @PremierRadio

Earlier today, I spoke on Premier Radio News Hour. Some of the story made it onto a blog post, the rest has been captured here: The press release I was responding to: BRITS TO SPEND ON AVERAGE MORE THAN 1.9 BILLION MINUTES ON SOCIAL MEDIA ON CHRISTMAS DAY* This year is set to be a dazzling 'Digital Christmas' according to new research by Save the Children which shows a staggering 1.9 billion minutes will be…

#Advent20

Been enjoying the company of others around the country on Brian Draper's #Advent20 series - and the poem below got me thinking about the pressures on so many on the Christmas season.. being away or abroad for several Christmas's can make you think differently... (hence e-card, rather than paper cards) And if, as weeks go round, in the dark of the moon my spirit darkens and goes out, and soft strange gloom pervades my movements…

#AdventBookClub: Day 7: Sharing Voices

King's College - the beautiful '9 Lessons and Carols' - I never knew that it was created to help soldiers, unable to equate the brutality they had seen on the front in the First World War - with what they saw in Church - see the story at the centre of the Christian faith (rather than organisations/Christians - we so often get in the way of Jesus I think!). Last year enjoyed Online Carols 2012…
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