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Morning Larks,

A grey old morning but the air is mild, hear we may have some snow this weekend, goodie.!Very Happy

Have been invited for a coffee and cake morning at 11.30 today by a lovely new friend at her coastal cottage I met here in Winterton earlier in the year via Elaine who looks after our Patch when he boards, she tells me too that she has saved lots of interior mags for me knowing that I love interiors too.

Have a good day everyone.Very Happy

Posted at 5th Dec 2017 - 08:30AM   Posted by Camilla   Lark Post Comments: 11

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Camilla's Avatar Unable to post a pic this morning, anyone else having problems posting pics.?

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Dec 2017 at 08:33AM

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Posted by: Camilla on 5th Dec 2017 at 08:37AM

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Camilla's Avatar Working fine now.Very Happy

Posted by: Camilla on 5th Dec 2017 at 08:37AM

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Fennie's Avatar I hope that isn't your house, Camilla, for I have a horror of painted brick walls. They remind me too much of the institutions of childhood. A quick coat of plaster would make all the difference. The brick is fine inside the fireplace, though. Thanks for posting.

Incidentally, the friends house where we had supper the other evening had an electric woodburner, which I must say, I believed to be real until I saw there was no chimney. But it produces smoke (actually steam but you can't tell the difference in small wisps) and you can open the doors for it to escape. The flames look ultra realistic too - their only fault is that when you look at them five minutes later nothing has changed, the fire is frozen as it were and without pictures. So, not one to sit by telling stories.Very HappyVery Happy

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Dec 2017 at 10:30AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar Ugh!

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Dec 2017 at 10:38AM

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Withy Brook's Avatar I like the picture, though. But could we have the really Christmassy ones on or very close to Christmas? This is Advent, when we prepare ourselves for the coming of baby Jesus. Sorry, I know I am one of the few who care about these things. Very Happy

Posted by: Withy Brook on 5th Dec 2017 at 10:41AM

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Fennie's Avatar Quite right too, Withy. It is a tradition and a ritual. The Nativity is actually a fine story although it comes down to us heavily sanitised and many of the good bits (which are actually in the Bible) are left out. It starts long before the stable and ends long after it.

In my own version of the Nativity, there are obstetric complications and the baby is actually delivered by Luke (after a lot of palaver about whether a shepherd should be allowed to touch Mary at all let alone turn the baby) - but Luke had delivered a lot of lambs and eventually Joseph being a broad-minded sort agrees - so the baby is turned and born and Mary survives and all is finally well, at least for a couple of days and then there's the perilous but exciting Flight to Egypt with the Holy Family borrowing the Three Kings' Racing Camels and shooting through the Eye of the Needle Gate, Luke following on innocently afterwards with the donkey and cart and the King's gifts etc.

It's a bit of a love story too for I have never bought into the immaculate conception, nor do I think would Joseph have done so either. But they do marry in the end when they return to Palestine and eventually are reconciled to their parents. There's a magical hare in the story too, who guides the wise men, turns water into wine for Mary and Joseph's wedding (by now Jesus is about 4) and He picks up the divine magic from the hare and uses it later at Cana. Sadly the trick only works at weddings.

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Dec 2017 at 12:37PM

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Bradan's Avatar Interesting version, Fennie.

The Immaculate Conception is the conception of the Blessed Virgin Mary free from original sin, not the conception of Jesus. Or at least it's that in our church, RC. Maybe it's different for the Protestants?

Posted by: Bradan on 5th Dec 2017 at 04:50PM

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Bradan's Avatar It's a lovely picture Camilla, even if somewhat previous Wink

Posted by: Bradan on 5th Dec 2017 at 04:52PM

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Fennie's Avatar I didn't know that Bradan despite having had a Catholic Great Aunt and attending a Catholic Convent whose nuns terrified me into passing the 11+. What is the term for the conception (or rather non-conception) of Jesus?

Posted by: Fennie on 5th Dec 2017 at 06:30PM

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Bradan's Avatar Fennie - the virgin birth. ie: Jesus was conceived in the womb through the Holy Spirit and not a human father.

Posted by: Bradan on 5th Dec 2017 at 07:25PM

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