Welcome to our new theme!

I was greeted with an email on Monday evening from WordPress saying that  my theme was going to run out and how they wanted me to pay for the privilege of keeping it.  Sadly, I am not in a position to pay for anything just at the moment, so I have hurriedly changed the look of the blog to something else and will see how we rub along with it.  Let me know if you like the set up and colours.  I must confess to not feeling overwhelmed with glee at some aspects of it, so there might be a further change in not too long!


Yesterday was a very, very busy day around my house.  Not only did we have two of our three adoption referees around to meet with the new social worker in the morning, as well as 3 sons on one of referees (thank heavens for dogs and boys.  Match made in heaven!) but we also had our parish priests over for a meal and so they could bless the house.  I worked out that I cooked for and fed and watered 16 people yesterday.  And there are leftovers as well!


All in all it was a great day.  The meetings with the social worker went well and I am in the process of setting up the third and final referee meeting.  And the House Blessing?  Well, it was great!  We had lots of laughs and fun over good food and drink and into the bargain, our house has got a blessing.  Apparently it is not often that they get called on to do house blessings these days.  But in my family it is a tradition to get every house “done” and it is one which has stood us in very good stead.

house blessing

My husband commented that the House felt different somehow, and I can tell you, it really does.  It feels… lighter.  I haven’t even cleaned the windows yet, so it can’t be that.  It has always felt like home, but somehow the fact that God is now officially part of it, from the “foundations to the roof” as it said in the prayers, makes it feel even more like home.


After two frantic days of getting the house ready for guests and preparing food, I am going to have a more restful day.  I am off to collect my Mum from the train station later today as she is making a flying visit, to begin preparations for her big move up here, and that is the only job I intend on completing.  I need some QRT – Quality Recovery Time.


I hope you can fit some QRT into your day today.  Please let me know what you think of the new theme for the blog.



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