Christmas 2018

The old year ends on a high note. My memoir is finally on it’s way to the printers and it’s possible the book might be available earlier in 2019 than we expected. Which means I should head on over to my Troubador/Matador website to see what I should be posting there.

Just one seasonal thought. On the radio a couple of days ago there was a reading from the Gosple of St Matthew, Ch1, v18&19.

This is how the birth of Jesus Christ came about. His mother Mary was pledged to be married to Joseph, but before they came together, she was found to be with child through the Holy Spirit. Because Joseph her husband was a righteous man and did not want to expose her to public disgrace, he had in mind to divorce her quietly.

(Acknowledgements to the New Testament and Pslams published by The Gideons International).

The King James’ Bible is a more poetic version: Now the birth of Jesus Christ was on this wise: When as his mother Mary was espoused to Joseph, before they came together, she was found with child of the Holy Ghost. Then Joseph her husband, being a just man, and not willing to make her a publick example, was minded to put her away privily.


 We could discuss the use of the word ‘righteous’ in the St James’ version, implying that Joseph was doing the ‘right thing’ in abandoning Mary. Not the reaction of society today. It is more interesting to note the use of the phrase ‘make her a public example’ as that was definitely the attitude held strongly by all members of society up to the early to middle 1970s.

I use this is this final blog of the year, as at the start of 2019 I shall be taking you thought the various stages of my self publishing project, my memoir, The Baby Box. Watch this space.

Happy Christmas and all good wishes for the New Year.


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