Friday, 30 November 2012

A Musical Evening

One of the things I miss the most about New York is getting together with my family and our friends the Mason's and singing. I think about it often, and some day I will have a singing group. People can come over to wherever I'm living and we'll sit together and sing folk songs. I can't wait!

In the meantime, I snatch moments of music whenever I can. Josephine brought her ukulele again on Monday (she hasn't done that for awhile) and while we were getting ready for the evening, one of the Elders (trying to remember his name!) from Germany got it out and started singing a church song (probably something from EFY or the mission) and the other Elder started singing along. It was great.

Later on, we sang some Christmas carols to Josephine's accompaniment. She also showed me a website that had lots of uke chords for 1920s songs! I was in 7th Heaven!

The Elders singing.

Lost in a world of jolly ukulele songs!

Wednesday, 28 November 2012


Rachel & I decided to have a Thanksgiving meal & invite the sisters we visit teach. A couple of them weren't able to come, but we did end up with a nice crowd: Dovile, Marie & Trisha came, and each of them brought something to eat. We didn't attempt a turkey - I didn't have the means or energy for that, but I made a chicken, veggie, stuffing casserole. I think it turned out quite well.

Thanksgivingy centre piece. Everyone enjoyed munching on the candy corn!

Casserole, sweet potatoes, carrots & rolls!

After Marie & Trisha left, I realised that I didn't get a group picture! But Rachel, Dovile & I were having fun drawing portraits on the back of plates.

Monday, 26 November 2012

'Krazy' Hair, or jolly times with the Young Women

Springboig and Glasgow ward always get together to do Young Men & Young Women activities. Until recently, Glasgow only had one young woman - now it has two! So, it's nice to spend time with some of the Glasgow folks on Tuesday.

Josie, who is the Glasgow YW president, had the activity this past week - of everyone doing each others hair, and having a good time. 
I tried an 1830's-ish do on Ailsa.

Chloe hiding in the cupboard (we held our activity in the nursery).

Pippa in braids.

Chloe discovers the nursery toys!
Rhona's lovely long hair.

Saturday, 24 November 2012

View from the 8th floor

Hello! 'Tis I, Mairi McCloud. I changed my blog. Please remember my old blog, as it is so jolly, and has lots of good pictures on it!

The University library is not at all attractive. But it does have nice views from the windows. I like the 8th floor the best, as that is where the archaeology books are. And the other day, I finally remembered to bring my camera with me, and take a picture from the window in the stairwell on the 8th floor.