Yesterday I had the great joy of attending the Relay reunion in London.
Some folks from Relay 07-08 and Relay 08-09 (plus the wonderful Mo and Anna McCracken) met in the sanctuary of Duke St. Church in Richmond for catching up and teaching and praying and eating of mince pies.
Then 4/5ths of team Scotland (plus Miriam’s husband, Jonah) spent an hour and a half touring the National Gallery and being educated on art history and stuff by the man with the degree (David). Only sadness was the absence of the lovely Kirsty (we missed you K Mac!).
In other news, I’ve been struggling to accept the imminent arrival of Christmas (partly due to the fact that a week ago it was summer and Christmas in summer is unnatural and wrong) but have now developed the appropriate amount of ‘Christmas spirit’, thanks to the exciting and unexpected snowfall in Carlisle and my extensive listening to two wonderful Christmas albums: ‘Sweet Bells‘ by Kate Rusby and ‘Let it Snow Baby… Let it Reindeer‘ by Relient K
Plus, working on much knitting and crocheting for many Christmas gifts – though needing to work rather a lot quicker if they’re going to be done by Friday.
If you’re struggling with getting in the Christmas mood I’d suggest getting hold of some or all of one or both of these CDs.
In summary: not quite roasting chestnuts on an open fire, but almost.