It is beginning to feel wintery tonight. Sophie, our eldest daughter, has come home for the weekend and has raided the family Christmas decorations box for things to take back to her new home. The woodburner is blazing and we are relaxing together in front of it.
It feels almost wrong to describe our privileged and blessed life here when we read the news from Mali today. Again our thoughts and prayers are with people whose lives have been turned upside down and will never be the same again. Hopes shattered and dreams destroyed. We continue to pray for peace to come to our broken world.