It’s been sometime since I wrote about whats going on here.After all this was supposed to be a diary but I have digressed just lately.

We have now settled into our new home and have the priveledge of living in the grounds of an inhabited castle. Our home is a converted stable block on one side of a cobbled courtyard. A retired shepherd and his family live opposite. The farm is a mixture of dairy,sheep and arable. An extremely handsome bull is enjoying the company of his numerous wives in the field next door!

We still have pheasants and deer to watch ,as we did in “Tinny”, and some incredibly noisy owls.The one luxury that we have here is CENTRAL HEATING!

My Uni course progresses, I shall finish the Church History module before Christmas, oh dear ,it has been like pulling teeth, I loathed History at school, and this has been no better. I have been ankle deep in Presbyterians,Episcopalians and Catholics, and actually have been saddened by what man has done to the church over the years and how they have persecuted and maimed one another over doctrine. How far the church is from the original plan given in the Gospels!!!!!!

The New Testament studies have been enjoyable, tutored by an enthusiastic young lady wo has just got a Ph.d I finish Mark’s gospel soon and shall then do Matthews by webCT.

Today I was supposed to be researching Catholocism in the 1700’s but as is usual the librarian in the reference section where I study(to stop me playing on here) distracted me. She seems to wear boots that are far too big for her and slaps them along the floor while she walks.After about 4 weeks of this,it is beginning to grate, but today I put it to good use and wrote a childrens story about Lucinda- not the librarians name- The Noisy Library Lady…. much more fun that Church reformation!

The children are doing well at school having adjusted to the increase in fellow pupils , coming from a school with just 60 children to this one with 325 took a bit of getting used to. Tony is enjoying after school football training with a student from Kilmarnock College, and Diane has got over the shock of a male teacher and likes him very much!


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