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Oh!

Some years ago, when I lived in West Yorkshire, I put together a Christmas play with the kids at our local church.  It was all about taking the o’s out of Christmas.  The idea was for economy, to begin with.  In some places, the average household spend on Christmas was £620.00.  Take out those big … Continue reading

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What so funny?

I’m writing this in advance, otherwise I’d end up staying up late on Wednesday night wailing, ‘I don’t know what to write!’.  I’ve just read Eloise’s post from 11 November, and I thoroughly understand what she meant about the need to retreat into a good book sometimes.  In those books there are children who don’t … Continue reading

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The Apple Tree Story

Today I was up a tree. I love apple trees.  They are very significant to me, and an apple tree is first thing you see on my website –  margaretmcallister.co.uk.  I once lived in a place called Appletree Lane.  (We didn’t have an apple tree, but it was close enough.)  But finally, him and me … Continue reading

Grannies and more!
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Grannies and more!

You know that thing about buses? You wait for thirty minutes and then two come at once?  It’s frequently the same with books.  I have two coming out just around now.  Woo-hoo! One is Forgotten Bible Stories.  There’s one about a runaway slave.  I always wondered why he ran away in the first place, so … Continue reading