Merry Christmas and a happy New Year!!

Hello lovely people! Hope you’ve had a wonderful Christmas 🙂

Ours has been busy as ever – visiting my parents and relatives the Christmas weekend, and then Ben’s relatives the New Year weekend. It’s been a lot of fun, and nice to have a little rest from work, though quite tiring in its own way! I return to work tomorrow til Friday – I don’t get time off between Christmas and New Year except for the Bank Holidays. Ben gets the week off, and plans to spend time visiting friends in Walsall and Stafford.

A couple of weeks ago we had the great joy of visiting some friends in Chicago and attending their wedding. We spent a week there and were able to catch up with old friends, get to know new friends, see some of the sights, and help the wedding party prepare for the big day. It was wonderful!

Some of you may know I’ve been working on a writing project – the Art of Surrender – for a few years now. I’m happy to announce that I’ve finally completed a first draft (50 short chapters) and am now on the proofreading/editing stage. Who knows what will come of this 🙂

We still don’t have solid plans for the long-term future, though we have many small ideas… We’ve been meeting with a ‘mentor’ who has been praying with us through the process, and having various conversations with people from a few different organisations. We’ll keep you posted. 

Work is going well for both of us – it’s strange to think I’m a quarter of the way through my two year contract! We are both finding work quite tiring but rewarding. (Ben is deputy manager of a community cafe run by a church; I’m a Community Builder in two villages around where we live.) 

Health has its ups and downs but we’ll be alright…! I’m currently battling with a flu-like virus, which I really hope passes soon because I don’t have time to be ill this week! Ugh.

Anyway – merry Christmas, and a happy New Year! May your 2017 be filled with the light and peace of Christ 🙂

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