…and Father C. blessed pieces of chalk for us to take home for our house-blessings  with  the C+M+B inscription.  . I have duly replaced last year’s date with 2019 over our front door, saying the traditional prayer…J. unwell with a bad cold, so I took our Advent wreath and big Christmas candle into the bedroom for  him to enjoy a last lighting of the candles before it was all put away until next year…Pleasant quiet Christmasssy days with books and visits now give way to the reality of neccessary work and worries…I have kept up with various writing and with

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