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Desert Island Discs

I particularly enjoyed this week’s desert island disc on Radio 4 with Call the Midwife’s Heidi Thomas. Believe it or not, I have actually met her before thanks to the company that the Mhinisteir keeps! Of course I didn’t know who she was at that time but just that she was behind some soap called Call the Midwife which I didn’t know anything about. I now know a little about the drama, thanks to yesterday’s Programme.

It was really interesting listening to her and to know more about her. She came across as a warm person despite the personal tragedies that she had to go through. It was very embarrassing when she recalled an incident at her family home in Liverpool when the local Church of England Vicar came to tell her Mother that the other mothers in the playgroup didn’t want her to bring her son who was disabled. How dare they but more importantly what on earth was the Vicar thinking?????

Anyway, I was pretty chuffed when she said that her desert island has to be the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides. A woman after my own heart!!!!!

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My Perfect Weekend

Every Saturday, I look forward to reading the FT Weekend.  Here at the Vicarage, we are very privileged as our daily newpaper gets delivered right to our door.

Once a month, there is a supplement magazine called How to spend it that comes with FT Weekend.  The last page of the magazine is dedicated to a column called My Perfect Weekend.  I love reading how people around the world like spending their weekends and so decided to write up my own perfect weekend!!!!

Bean A’ Mhinisteir’s Perfect Weekend

My perfect weekend would be spent on the Isle of Harris in the Outer Hebrides.   Head to Luskentyre Beach on Saturday. Lunch at the Anchorage in Leverburgh.  Walk around St Clement’sChurch at Rodel.  A visit to the Harris Tweed Company in Grosebay.   The evening will be spent by the fire with a home cooked meal from Croft 36

Sunday will start off with a church service.  As virtually all commercial activity ceases on the Sabbath, lunch will be a home cooked Sunday roast.

The rest of the day will be spent walking around the island admiring the Salt marshes.

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