On Thanksgiving Day we acknowledge our dependence. William Jennings Bryan


Give thanks for unknown blessings already on their way. Native American saying


What lies behind us and what lies before us are tiny matters compared to what lies within us. R W Emerson




Hope springing

Atlantic defying

Nations singing


Keel unshaken

Stem to stern

Grit well proven

In the storm


Victuals supplied

Ingenuity tried

New acres betide

God's blessing



This is just to add a note of heartfelt thanks for the prayers, healing thoughts and encouragement of English friends and Red Room colleagues, both on the site and in the wings, during my recent surgery. Cancer has been removed with healthy margins and no spread was found in the glands. I am recovering well now and so grateful for the chance of a clean slate. The future is in God's hands.

It's a privilege to belong to this wonderful, vibrant community. Wishing you a joyful Thanksgiving Day!