Hosted by the Animals

TranslatorYesterday evening… The animals graciously hosted the Nativity in their barn. Cows, sheep, lambs, a donkey – they were all there. In spite of the bitter weather and the hazzards of ice and snow outside about 150 people – nearly half of them...

Playing Joseph

TranslatorPlaying the part of Joseph in Nativity plays seems to have been one of my unofficial roles in life it seems – on three continents, too! “Didn’t he make a lovely Joseph?” my primary school teacher commented to my Mum back in those...

No Mince Pies

TranslatorMy first Christmas in Laos has left many indelible memories. It was something completely different – perhaps opposite – from what I had ever experienced for Christmas before. Warm weather, no family around, no familiar Christmas food – but...