Monday, September 11, 2006

I'm free and I believe!

Finally handed in my dissertation on Friday so I'm now freeeeeeeeeeeeee! This means that I can blog again!! Yay!!! Life's been mad since I last blogged but the most important thing is that I have now made my 'leap of faith' and I BELIEVE!!!!

I still have my questions about Catholicism but essentially I now believe all the things that most Christians agree on and in all the 'crazy things in the gospel' as a priest once put it!!

Going back off to Stronsay for a week, one of the Orkney Isles which is near to The Transalpine Redemptorists' monastery. The monastery itself is on Papa Stronsay which is about a 15 minute boat ride from Stronsay - see their website -

Looking forward to the chance to unwind and have a proper think about spiritual matters whilst I'm there. Here's a couple of photos from last time I went,

Above : Outside the Stronsay guesthouse : My mother looking across to the monastery on Papa Stronsay

Below: Monastery gate

Below: Crucifix on Papa Stronsay, Monastery Island

Below: Ruins of Chapel on Papa Stronsay

Below: me on one of Stronsay's beaches


At 11:46 am, Blogger meg said...

Hurrah! Nice to hear you so cheery - enjoy yourself and get all your grand plans sorted out (spiritual or otherwise).

At 11:00 am, Blogger Shizue said...


At 9:31 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

eh? what as in Desmond?

Oh no I think I know what you are hinting at Shizue you evil girl!!!!! :-)

At 1:39 pm, Blogger Joee Blogs said...

wow papa stronsay! cheers for postin' the pics! finally refound your blog! will add you to blogroll!!!

At 1:49 pm, Blogger 1dayin7 said...


Nice to have you back.

Want to host a St. Blogs UK carnival? ;)

At 6:10 pm, Blogger Joee Blogs said...

When are you going to update your blog?!

At 12:54 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

When I stop running around like a headless chicken! I only have a 2 day a week job but somehow I never have enough time for everything!!

I like your piccie by the way, what made you choose that?

At 12:57 pm, Blogger Katrina said...

Oh and by the way in my search for an appropriate image for myself I found an amazing true story about a headless chicken who survived for 18 months. Just google 'Mike the Headless Chicken' and you'll find out more. I couldn't bear to put a real photo up, thought a cartoon image was more tasteful! (no pun intended)

At 11:14 pm, Blogger Joee Blogs said...

The pic is of my monk teddy bear although I think I might have to take the photo again to make it a bit clearer - I gave one of the monk teddy bears to Julie by the way! She liked it I think!

At 7:31 am, Anonymous INDOLENT SERVER said...

Wow! What awesome pictures.


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