The close up shows many imperfections in the sweets - cracks that you don't normally even see.
At least I had the variety of bright colours that give a pleasing picture.
Perhaps a more obvious choice would be the image illustrated in ODFB (Our Darling's First Book)? Was I brainwashed as a child?
The first word that came to mind for this thirteenth letter of the alphabet was ... mouse! Those who have lived through the ongoing saga of Rectory Mice will appreciate why the word springs so readily to my lips! For most of the last year I've been on a one-woman (and friends) mouse hunt. The twelve bore was suggested but folk did wonder of the damage to the cupboards might just be worse than the mice that live behind them!
Anyhow, not a whisker has been sighted for about four days and Eliot has stopped sitting crouched at the skirting board as if the mouse would oblige and just pop out for a quick execution.
ODFB used this drawing ... no wonder the beasts haunt my sleep!
The other idea for "M" was inspired by my friend Mary from Kenya. She was meeting some of the Parishioners today and I'd selected Monzu as the most convenient spot. We all enjoyed coffee (or tea) and scones, looked at photographs from Kajiado and we managed to while away a couple of hours without any bother.
So, that's my meditation on the "M". More a ramble really ....
Now, time to do the notice sheet for tomorrow, prepare something for lunch and perhaps aim for an early night!
Grant your people grace to withstand the temptations
of the world, the flesh and the devil
and with pure hearts and minds to follow you, the only God;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
Book of Common Prayer
The Collect of the Third Sunday in Lent.