Friday, 24 April 2009

Thoughts of a Headless Chicken

headless chicken I suppose technically, a headless chicken cannot think, having no place for its brain...but never mind.

It has been a Very Busy week, school every day and stuff in the evenings, and Bob has been working non-stop.

So it was lovely to receive a surprise gift from my friend Lynn- she has lent me her copy of this book

pace of a hen I had seen so many references to "The Pace of a Hen" on other blogs, and I shall comment fully when I have read the book properly.

According to a reviewer on Amazon "The title comes from a quote by Teresa of Avila who wrote that the spiritual progress of the married must be as the pace of hen. Mrs. Benton points out that the hen may wander in circles, but every day she creates an item of lovely use. Furthermore, Mrs. Benton says, life is circular, and we should not be embarrassed by the small circles on which our lives must run when we have small children."

My children have flown the nest now, but it will be interesting to see what Mrs Benton says.

Looking forward now to a lovely weekend with my oldest friend Christine, who has come over from Norfolk, so probably no time to post blogs for a few days.


  1. I've heard much about that book as well - I'm interested to hear your thoughts on it.

  2. I've never heard of this book, but it looks to be right up my alley. Do let us know what you think of it.

    And I love that headless chicken (for reasons I can't explain, other than it made me laugh), but can't for the life of me figure out what it might be illustrating.

    Have a lovely visit with your friend!


  3. I've not heard of that, but it sounds very interesting. Let us know what you think.

  4. I keep seeing this book mentioned on blogs too. But when I checked it out on Amazon it was rather expensive. I'd be interested in your impressions.



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