28th Jan


Have you ever had to do something that’s the opposite of what seems sensible to do in the circumstances?  Something that seems counter-intuitive?  From time to time we have bad winters here in the northeast of Scotland.  There’s often snow on the ...

18th Dec



11th Dec


I imagine we all have our favourite Christmas films and reading. I would have to say that my all-time favourite Christmas story is Charles Dickens’ “A Christmas Carol.” Many of you will know the story of how a miser, Ebenezer Scrooge, is visited on ...

27th Nov


Today, 27 November, is the first Sunday in Advent and there is a kind of magic in the build-up to Christmas isn’t there? Decorating the tree, buying and wrapping presents and putting them under it, stringing the lights along the mantelpiece and fixing ...