PamBook – 23rd March


Today is… 23rd March, 2021. It is the first anniversary of the UK national lockdown because of the coronavirus pandemic. What I’ve been up to today… I  had a slow start (joints and tendons very stiff and sore this morning), went to Bible Study on Zoom (excellent session, very deep and a beautiful session), visited …

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Book Review – The Night Hawks


The Night Hawks by Elly Griffiths The Night Hawks book cover Background/plot: A dead body is found on the shoreline by a group of amateur metal detectorists who call themselves the Night Hawks. It is quickly linked to the deaths of two people at a nearby farm that has a rather dark history in the …

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Day 14, Jan 14: Book Review “How To Stop Time”


Background/plot: A 479 year old man moves – again – in order to protect himself and those in the Albatross Society, but he’s had enough. Having loved and lost over all that time, he is tired of living among the “mayflies” who live a normal lifespan. Will he ever find Marion? Who are the main …

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Daybook Entry – 28th August 2020


For Today 28th August 2020 Looking out my window I can see that darkness has fallen. It feels very autumnal out there, with temperatures dropping so cold that not only have I got long jogging bottoms on now instead of my shorts, but also a fleecy hoodie and the central heating is on. So that …

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Daybook Entry – 10th July 2019


For Today... 10th July 2019 Outside my window... I have a beautiful rose growing I am thinking... about volunteering at the local hospice to gain some ministerial experience in a non-church setting I am thankful... for my Mum making our tea tonight I am praying for… a light to my path I am wearing…my hair …

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Book Review – Our House by Louise Candlish


“Our House” by Louise Candlish Background/plot: Fi returns home from a work trip away for a few days to find another family moving into her house. What follows then is the unravelling of how things got to that point and what happens after it. It’s hard to give any more detail than that because it …

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The Power of Stories


Never underestimate the power of a story to move you and shake your soul. I have just watched an animated version of one of my favourite stories from childhood, Oscar Wilde's The Selfish Giant, and as it got to the high point at the end I couldn't help but weep. This is one of those …

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View from the PamCam – Critical Reflection Essay


My latest assignment from the OU is to write a critical reflection on an author who has influenced my writing. It's 3000 words, at second year Masters level. And I am stuck. There's something new - Pam stuck on an essay?! I couldn't get my head round it at first so I had a little …

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Daybook Entry – Sunday 3rd March


For Today... 3rd March 2019 Outside my window... I can see the debris left by storm Freya in the garden, and several clumps of crocus and daffodils that are slightly flattened in its wake. I am thinking... about the huge amount of work I have got to do this week. Preparing for a residential weekend …

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