Posted in Vicarage, tagged autumn, black ruffle scarf, booties, cat, Cold, fire, M&S, Marks and Spencer, mules, scarf, The North Face, Vicarage, warmth, Warmwear, wood bur on 22 September, 2010 |
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The Vicar's Wife likes to have warm ankles
So it’s been getting a bit chilly here and we’ve fired up the wood-burning stove 3 or 4 times in the last week. So today I’m sharing a few thoughts about surviving Vicarage cold…
We have new slippers in the Vicarage, both me and the Vicar. Warm feet make a huge difference to happiness in a cold house. The slippers of happiness are made by The North Face. Mine are of the bootie variety, and the Vicar has mules.
Let's hope these are long enough...
I am also seriously considering investing in some Marks and Spencer Warmwear. M&S claim that these ‘layering pieces’…’generate heat’ and ‘act as insulation’. I’m a wee bit concerned that they might be a bit short and not tuck into my low rise jeans, thus ensuring that I have cold kidneys and monumentally failing to keep me properly warm. Too-short t-shirts are the bane of my life in cold weather. I will try them, however, and report back. Unless any of you have tried them already…? I’m 5’10″ btw, so my back is quite long. [HT Cassie]
Scarves are essential for warmth and I’m especially pleased with the gorgeous Black Ruffled Skinny one that Icklesis bought me for my birthday this year. Don’t be without one. But you knew that, anyway, didn’t you?
And finally… work out where the cat is and join her. She knows the warmest place in the house for certain. As you can see, it’s usually in front of the fire.
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Posted in Church, Fun, tagged Aldi, Anglican, Asda, Bishop of Reading, CofE, Fun, humour, Jeremy Hardy, M&S, Marks and Spencer, Radio4, the News Quiz on 26 September, 2009 |
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I was listening to Radio 4′s ‘The News Quiz’ on BBC iPlayer earlier this evening. As usual, it was laugh-out-loud funny, but I especially enjoyed a section about 12 minutes in. It was about the dear old Church of England and some of the activities of bishops in the run-up to Back to Church Sunday, especially the Bishop of Reading’s remark that Jesus would be more likely to shop at Aldi or Asda rather than Marks and Spencer.
Jeremy Hardy summed up the English experience of cultural Christianity quite well:
I was raised in the Church of England. I can’t say I’m lapsed. You can’t really lapse if you’re an Anglican. You don’t lose your faith, you just can’t remember where you left it.
Another panelist remarked:
He would shop at Aldi…. Jesus saves.
If you want to listen for yourself it will be available on iPlayer until Friday 2nd October.
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