Give us this Day – poppy collections

They collect for everything at my church in Co. Wicklow but not poppies. Which is all part of the antipathy in some quarters in Ireland towards Remembrance Sunday. Because while it was born out of the trenches and is predominantly associated with the First World War. It also covers the of British and Commonwealth conflicts, […]

Give us this Day – The Wee Chapel

Living in area known for its orchards we were drawn to our house by its apple trees. One of the other attractions was its outhouse which is a popular feature of houses in Ireland. I duly named it the Wee Apple and turned into a bar. I promptly set up a grotto too which I […]

Holidos and Don’ts: When in Rome

Do like the Romans… or the French. Or the Americans… or the Asians… it’s Holidos and Dont’s: When in Rome. These are the foreign customs that catch us out, but the trick is forearmed is forewarned. And play it safe. Back in the day when I was going to Italian classes I tried out an […]

Give us this day: Jesus, John & Jordan

And the lesson today in Give us this day is from John 1:28 and tells the tale of Jesus, John and the Jordan. These things were done in Bethabara beyond Jordan, where John was baptising. John 1:28 Not here in Israel… But here in Jordan. Like all things in the Middle East there is a […]

FLYDAY FRIDAY

Purple reigns, purple reigns… in Minneapolis, Barbados, LA. Everywhere. You heard it here first… the twin cities are THE American cities to go to this year. You can rock to Prince at his Paisley Park home just as I did with Di-Di, above, at Barbados Crop Over, visit great shopping malls, eat at top restaurants […]