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Sunday, 25 April 2021

Enjoying the Sunshine

It is really good with the easing of lockdown to see people getting out and about and doing some of what they have missed. It was a glorious sight walking through the village where I live seeing the shops and the pubs open.

Archie has been able to start going to football club with his daddy on Saturday mornings. I wont' mention which club his daddy supports, but it begins with L and ends in L and they are in the premier league. There are no doubts in my mind it is very traumatic for Archie having to wear such a kit. I have had words with his daddy!!

Louise, Archie and I have been to the beach. Archie had a ride on donkey called Rambo who was very reluctant to move. Archie was more impressed with donkey's stubbornness than the ride. He couldn't wait to tell his nursery friends all about it.

He was most impressed with paddling in the sea. However, we did have a hard time trying to explain about the waves and the tide.


He even persuaded nana to have a paddle!!

On Saturday, Louise, Archie and I went to a park and met up with my granddaughters, Brooklynne and Kierey and their daddy Steve. A good time was had by all and we certainly enjoyed the ice creams.

It filled me joy and great delight to see not only my own grandchildren but many other children enjoying the sunshine with their families and friends. But what about those children who for whatever reason can't play outside. Please remember them in your prayers this week.

Sunday, 11 April 2021

Reminders of God and a Rare Breed

Below are some pictures that I took this morning, one of my snow-covered garden and the others when I was out and about after church. Each one of these pictures spoke to me of God in one way or another. It might have been a Bible passage, a line of a hymn, the beauty of God's creation or being thankful. Take a good look around you, what do you see that reminds You of God?

And now for something completely different. 
This is a conversation I had today when I paid for some petrol. Needless to say, I was wearing my collar at the time.
Cashier " Wow, a lady vicar! Never seen a lady vicar before
Me " That is the second time in as many weeks that someone has said that to me. (It was said to me in Manchester when I was on my way to the Cathedral).
Cashier " You know you don't look like a vicar"!!
Me " Oh, what is a vicar supposed to look like?
Cashier " Well, I don't really know but not like you.
Me " Oh, maybe you'd like to think about it.
We both laughed as I went out the door.

Saturday, 3 April 2021

Friday, 2 April 2021

Good Friday Service

 The service starts 10 minutes into the clip and can be found here