Friday, August 30, 2013

I Wince...

...when I see how long it has been since last I posted here.  The fact is, while we've been having a wonderful time here in England, I have a hard time supposing it's anything anybody really would be all that interested in reading. Mostly we have been enjoying our friends here.  We have been living here as distinct from touring here.  Demetrios has been working very hard on his book.  Until now, his ideas on his subject matter have kept undergoing rather drastic revisions, as each new insight casts all the previous ones in a new light.  Now he thinks (and for whatever it's worth, I agree) that he has formulated his understandings of the human mind and of its relationship to the brain in its simplest, most elegant form possible.  At last, after years, the writing is flowing more or less fluently.

But that has kept him very busy.

We have had a day trip into Scotland, where we visited the famous wedding spot for runaway couples in Gretna Green.  Weddings there these days are not usually elopements, as they used to be in days when Scottish marriage law was so much more liberal than English.  Three weddings took place while we were there, complete with bagpipes.



From Gretna, just inside the border, we went on to Dumfries, where we visited the home as well as the grave of Robert Burns.  Then, as the trip had been unplanned, and only decided upon when we were already halfway to Scotland, we turned back and came home.



In between our busy social calendar, I've begun a shawl in this stitch, but in white.  It looks good on the other side, too.






6 comments:

Anam Cara said...

Glad to have you back. I always love reading what you post

Jonathon Strand said...

Dear Anastasia, only coming across your blog and already I can not wait for another post. I must have read fifteen past ones already!
I do not know why, but I feel I should share that I had a blog for several years, hoping to be a little light of orthodoxy in the net. I have since run out of time for it. I am very busy currently searching for the perfect private chef position to alleviate my wife's feelings of guilt. She wishes to be home with the kids rather than working. Her job has run its course and she is disconnected from it, no longer having the ambitions she once did.
Incredible how our priorities change so.
Anyway, I guess I'm just reaching out to say hello and share a bit of my own personal life and to say keep up the good work. What you are doing is important!
In the grace of Jesus Christ,
Jonathon Germanus Strand

elizabeth said...

was just thinking of you! nice to see you here :)

DebD said...

nice to see you back, but I totally understand those feelings. I don't blog much anymore either. Glad you and Demetrios are doing so well. Enjoy England. It's HOT here this weekend and I wish I could join you across the pond.

much love

Weekend Fisher said...

I've been hoping all is well with you. I'm glad you updated.

And *of course* I'd love to read what you're up to.

Take care & God bless
Anne / WF

Anastasia Theodoridis said...

You are all so kind. Thank you. I shall try to do beter. Jonathan, so very nice to meet you. Prayers for you and your wife as you adjust to newness in yur lives and those changing priorities.