Russell’s Newsletter – April 2021

Dear Friends, A new day is dawning – thank God – even though this is the second Easter in a row we are having to celebrate in ‘lockdown’, unable to sing our Easter ‘Alleluias’ in church together. However, as we reflected last year, a lockdown Easter gives us an opportunity to identify a little more […]

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Russell’s Newsletter – March 2021

Dear Friends, A week is “a long time in politics”.  If that is true, how long is a “year living with a pandemic?  12 months ago, Nicola and I had just returned from a wonderful week in Spain.  We were a bit surprised there was no one at Gatwick checking our temperature as we passed […]

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Russell’s Newsletter – February 2021

Dear Friends, You will all be familiar with the popular quiz question designed to catch you out: How many months have 28 days?  The answer, of course, is all of them.  February is unique in that it is the only month to have only 28 days (unless it is a leap year, when it has […]

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Russell’s Newsletter – February 2021

Dear Friends, You will all be familiar with the popular quiz question designed to catch you out: How many months have 28 days?  The answer, of course, is all of them.  February is unique in that it is the only month to have only 28 days (unless it is a leap year, when it has […]

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Russell’s New Year’s (2021) Newsletter

Dear Friends, Never, in my lifetime, have people longed for one year to end and a new one to begin.  2020 has been a year to forget, but a year we will never forget.  So now our hopes are pinned on 2021.  However, a new year merely marks an arbitrary way of measuring time that, […]

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Russell’s New Year’s (2021) Newsletter

Dear Friends, Never, in my lifetime, have people longed for one year to end and a new one to begin.  2020 has been a year to forget, but a year we will never forget.  So now our hopes are pinned on 2021.  However, a new year merely marks an arbitrary way of measuring time that, […]

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Russell’s Monthly Newsletter – December 2020

Dear Friends, I am tempted to misquote Mr Spock in Star Trek: “It’s Christmas, Jim, but not as we know it!” Most of this year has been unpredictable and abnormal.  The next few weeks are going to be no different.  Families are facing awkward conversations about who is going to be in whose ‘Christmas 3-household […]

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