Keeping Christmas

    “But Mary kept all these things and pondered them in her heart.  And the shepherds returned, glorifying and praising God for all the things that they had heard and seen, as it was told unto them.”   Luke 2:19 My...

Nine Lessons and Carols

Through the clear wintry sunshine the bells this morning rang from the gray church tower amid the leafless elms, and up the walk the villagers trooped in their best dresses and their best faces—the latter a little reddened by the sharp wind: mere redness in the...

Glad and Golden Hours

A very dear friend of mine has made the distinction this Christmas season between ‘Bustle’ and ‘Huffing About’: the former bearing pleasant connotations of bright-cheeked shoppers and cheerful productivity, and the latter something quite...

Merry Christmas from Pip and Wemmick

  Mamma has been so busy around here that she hasn’t had time to post, so we thought we’d just pop in and let you know what she’s been up to.  The house is full of wonderful smells, and there’s greenery and ribbons everywhere for us...