The Magi – a poem

Today is the 6th January, 3 Kings day in several countries. But who is to say if the Magi were Kings? They were astronomers. Perhaps they were not even only men, and nowhere in the bible does it say that there were 3 of them The Israelites had a tradition of personifying wisdom as a…

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Coping with challenges

I have been in my new job for 4 months now. Today I got a call from my old job. The lady who had taken over from me had not been able to cope with the challenge. She was being replaced by a new person, and had gone off sick in protest. Today she handed…

2.1.21 – freebies

Today was overcast and grey, but at least the snow has stopped. I went for a walk and found a box of plates and mugs on the pavement, with gratis written on it. I think it had been there a while as the box had snow in it, and was rather wet. But I messaged…

the pleasure is mine

Did I ever mention to you that I did a bit of acting recently? It was while I was in my old job, so I had time for rehearsals. We rehearsed in small groups, a series of one act plays, to be covid safe. It was my first time, so I got a very small…

New Job

A year ago, I wrote that it was time to find a new job, as I was bored, and under-motivated. Since then, things have got even quieter at work, and even with home office, my mojo had gone, and I was really bored. Then in July I spotted a job ad for a great sounding…

Part of the solution, or part of the problem

I was out with friends last night, having dinner on a boat, on a lake. The weather was mild, the food was good, and the scenery was fabulous. We were or are very privileged. At one point the conversation drifted to the black lives matter movement. One lady said that with all the protests she…

online quizzing

We were supposed to be having a physical quiz night last Friday in our church hall, but of course, in these times, that was out of the question. So I planned an online one via zoom. I restricted the numbers to 60, and 58 signed up. We had 11 teams, and used the breakout rooms…

Write on challenge

There is a new group on Facebook that both Rosiewrites2 and i belong to. I missed the first day, but still wanted to have a go at this challenge, so here goes. The door had been recently painted, the blue gleamed and reminded me of the blue of my grandfathers favourite jumper, the one he…