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LORD OF THE DANCE

When I was at Grammar School back in the late 1950s I was a real sports fanatic – you name it, I played it. Unfortunately the only way you could get selected for any of the school teams (if you were a boy that is) was if you also went to Scottish Country Dancing?! Scottish […]

BORN IN THE FIRE … NOT IN THE SMOKE!

Back in the 1970s I pastored an Assemblies of God Church in the valleys of South Wales. On Sunday Mornings we had a Breaking of Bread Service which, as well as preaching and Communion, featured a time of open prayer and worship in which any member of the congregation could participate. Always the first to […]

NICE IN NICE: Friday 17 May 2013: NOT SUCH AN EASY JET RIDE HOME?

We wake, on our last day here in Nice, to the sound of road drills right outside our apartment! The French are finally back at work after all their various ‘bank holiday’ days off!? We feel sorry for the people who will be coming to stay in this lovely apartment tomorrow, if they are to […]

NICE IN NICE: Thursday 16 May 2013: A TALE OF TWO CHURCHES?

We have abandoned the idea of visiting Cannes today and joining all the other ‘famous people’ on the red carpet at the Cannes Film Festival. We just don’t think that Leonardo Di Caprio could cope with our presence. We gather that his version of ‘The Great Gatsby’ is in enough trouble without us adding to […]

NICE IN NICE: Wednesday 15 May 2013: BON ANNIVERSAIRE!

Today is Julia’s 55th birthday … so I get up and make the tea … and give her the birthday card I have brought all the way from England with me. It has two little bears on it! For as long as we have know each other we have always exchanged cards with little bears […]

NICE IN NICE: Tuesday 14 May 2013: ON YER BIKE!

Julia reminds me – for the umpteenth time this holiday – that our whole 10 days here in Nice constitutes her 55th birthday celebrations, and that therefore she has the right to choose what we do each day! As always, I am happy to go along with this – nothing much has changed really as […]

NICE IN NICE: Monday 13 May 2013: THE TALE OF TWO SICKLY MEN

  Our tale really begins in 2010 and it is not really about two sickly men, but about a sickly man and a sickly woman, although the man is, in fact, not really sick but considered ‘old’ (although not really that ‘old’) and it is the woman who is considered ‘sick’ (although she is in […]