Good King Wenceslas: Words JM Neale (1818-66), melody from Piae Caniones (1582) arr. Willcocks

Good King Wenceslas is a traditional carol that gets sung most years during the Christmas season. Have you ever thought about the words whilst singing them? It’s a narrative song, with elements of dialogue … More Good King Wenceslas: Words JM Neale (1818-66), melody from Piae Caniones (1582) arr. Willcocks

Pleasantville

I don’t know whether any of you have seen the film Pleasantville. It’s an American film from 1998 about a teenage boy, David, and his sister Jennifer. They are very different. Jennifer is a party girl – David is obsessed with a black and white 1950’s sitcom set in a Midwest town called Pleasantville. One evening, alone in the house they fight over the remote control and break it … More Pleasantville

The Wedding at Cana

“What are you learning in Sunday school?” “Last week,” the boy replied, “our lesson was about when Jesus went to a wedding and turned water into wine.” Then the host said, “And what did you learn from that story?” The boy replied, “If you’re going to have a wedding, make sure you invite Jesus!” … More The Wedding at Cana

Vegetarian Chilli

Writing in the first half of December, life once again feels too unpredictable to hazard a guess as to how we may be feeling in January. But some things never change.  We will feel the need for healthy food that keep us warm, and the planet will be still in need of our TLC. So as usual I shall mark January with a vegan recipe … More Vegetarian Chilli