Thought for the Month

Maureen’s Meanderings – June 2024

I recently went to the Cathedral to see The Beatles by Candlelight. It was amazing in so many ways. The setting was special, to see hundreds of candles lit in front of a stage and the main lights off, was spiritual. The band and singers were good too. They were not...

Maureen’s Meanderings – May 2024

May is quite an exciting month. Hopefully all the rain and wind will have gone, and the anticipation of sunshine is there. The gardens are looking lovely with a variety of flowers in bloom, with the expectancy of more to come. It is always a delight to look in...

Maureen’s Meanderings – April 2024

I have a friend who is currently travelling around New Zealand in a campervan. I follow her adventures by looking at her wonderful photographs on Instagram. There are all sorts of images on there of things people are doing or thinking. It shows a wide range of...

Maureen’s Meanderings – March 2024

My husband is having a significant birthday this month. As a result, all the family are having a week away together. We will have a great time and probably do things that are not appropriate for people of this significant age. It got me thinking about “families”. We...

Maureen’s Meanderings – February 2024

It’s quite fascinating that Ash Wednesday, the first day of Lent, and Valentine’s Day are on the same day this year. It doesn’t happen very often. In fact, the last time it occurred was in 2018, and the next time it will be in 2029. How do you think you will celebrate...

Maureen’s Meanderings – January 2024

A new year once again! How long will it take to put the right date on things again? But it is exciting to start planning for events in this new year. We probably plan just as much throughout the year, but doing it now seems more exciting. I am going on holiday with my...

Maureen’s Meanderings – December 2023

Most of us think about Christmas at some time this month. Some of us all the month! It got me wondering how much of a problem Christmas can be for some families now. Here we have families struggling because of the economic situation but I find it difficult to imagine...

Maureen’s Meanderings – November 2023

I love my times in France.   Here we have the November 5th firework displays, and although not in November, the French do have the firework displays like we do, but they involve the whole village or town. There are marching bands, not always all playing the same tune....

Maureen’s Meanderings – October 2023

I don’t know about you, but I am confused this year. Summer was a bit of a washout, and I even reverted to my sweaters at one stage. Then September started with a heatwave, and suddenly I needed to find places to sit in the shade. Too windy one month not enough breeze...

Maureen’s Meanderings – September 2023

When I have finished writing this, I am going to meet my daughter for a coffee and a chat, and I might be tempted by a slice of cake. Chatting and cake makes the world go round for me. At a push I could forgo the cake but not the chatting. There are various people and...