Fiona Maxwell

On my nightstand you will find …

‘A History of the World in 21 Women’ by Jenni Murray, the TV remote, lip balm, hand cream and sinus relief pain tablets!

A podcast I am listening to is

‘Pray as you Go’, a Jesuit Prayer App

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is

‘Leaving Church’ by Barbara Brown Taylor

A TV show I binge watch

Greenleaf on Netflix

I follow — on—

I follow BBC Food on Facebook because I enjoy cooking and discovering new recipes

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Skippinish’s song, ‘I’m Alive’

One thing I have learned about myself over the last few weeks is

what the Italians call, ‘Dolce Far Niente’ (the sweetness of doing nothing). I have enjoyed time doing nothing other than simply ‘being’.

 

Neil Glover

On my nightstand you will find …

A Jenga-like tower of books and magazines I have best intentions around (New Internationalist, Private Eye, The Labyrinth of Spirits – current big book), a glass of water, an alarm clock which projects the time onto the ceiling.

A podcast I am listening to is

The West Wing Weekly, The Outspoken Bible, Kermode and Mayo Wittertainment, the Robcast, Noman, Krista Tippet’s On Being, Padraig O’ Tuama’s Poetry Unbound

A book that has changed my life (other than the Bible) is

John Bell’s collection of sermons “Wrestle and Fight and Pray”, it taught me a way of preaching which is rooted in the scriptures and Scotland, and which is written as a mixture of poetry and prose.

A TV show I binge watch

Just finished the West Wing for about the eighth time (along with the Podcast), the Good Fight, Outlander

I follow — on—

I follow Paul Middleton/Peter Nimmo/ Shuna Dicks/ Fran Henderson/ Marjory Maclean on Twitter because that’s the world I’m in.

Music that lifts my mood is­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­­

Aberfeldy’s Foy Vance and Scotland’s Deacon Blue (new album)

One thing I have learned about myself over the last few weeks is

Online worship and funeral tributes take ages; I’m getting better (after some recent serious hospital treatment)