Twas the night before Christmas ..

Twas the night before Christmas, when all through the house,

Not a creature was stirring, not even a mouse err I mean duckling,

The stockings were hung by the chimney with care

In hopes that St.Nicholas would soon be there..

photoHe spoke not a word, but went straight to his work,

And filled all the stockings, then turned with a jerk

And laying a finger aside of his nose,

And giving a nod, up the chimney he rose!


He sprang to his sleigh, to his team gave a whistle,

And away they flew like the down of a thistle,

But I heard him exclaim, ‘ere he drove out of sight,

“Happy Christmas to all, and to all a good-night! “

Clement Moore.


( all we are saying is ) Give Peace A Chance

From The Feathered Friend  – weekly paper of the Religious Society of Feathered Friends aka The Quackers.

Pilgrims involved in the 2013 UK Pilgrimage for Peace and Social and Economic Justice finally arrived in London last weekend, sixty two days after settling off from Iona on the west coast of Scotland.

Chloe and Olivia from the South Wales Area Tweeting joined them on the last leg. Along with some people Quakers and other peace activists they went to 10 Downing Street to hand over their declaration and a petition. They hope that the UK Government will abandon it’s policy of renewing the Trident Nuclear missile system so that the money can be spent on the health service, schools and welfare organisations instead.

In Trafalgar Square there was a vigil and a picnic involving lots of delicious ice-cream and cake. One of the people organisers said ” Every single one of us has come away enriched and re-energised. It was a life changing experience. ”


Photo by Duncan.