Skip to main content

Everyday Life

Here are some random things that have made up my last week!

Tuesday: Teaching day today. Tufty the Guinea Pig (aged 5) sadly died from kidney disease this afternoon - we had to make the difficult decision to have him put to sleep.


Wednesday: Celebrations...Alice is 11! Simon and I celebrate our 20th Wedding anniversary! Special breakfast, special lunch, special tea!


Thursday:Last day of term for one of the places I teach = Party day! We buried Tufty tonight in the Grandparents' garden. Meanwhile the 2 bunnies keep escaping into next door's garden - oh what fun for them; oh what a pain for us!


Friday: School assembly to celebrate achievements - proud mummy and daddy. Much house tidying and last minute jobs before travelling down to Devon for the weekend.


Saturday and Sunday: Away in Devon to continue the anniversary celebrations! Great weather - lots of peace, quiet, space, eating (eg cream tea) walking and talking - and absolutely no responsibilities = bliss!


Monday: Washing many piles of dirty clothes; tidying up the front garden; the supermarket run. Bunnies still escaping. Emails and letters.


Tuesday: Up to London for an appointment about my teeth - it's an age thing! Simon cooked tea - hooray! We've got a student staying. The children have friends over too, so the house is filled with people!

Whilst in Devon we sat on the seafront with the newspaper and eavesdropped as people walked past. Most of the conversations were fairly banal and ordinary - nothing too deep or earth shattering. But, like my random list of last week's events , it's the ordinary "stuff" that life's made of.
"So here's what I want you to do, God helping you: Take your everyday, ordinary life - your sleeping, eating, going-to-work, and walking-around life, - and place it before God as an offering." Romans 12 v 1 (The Message)

Comments

irene m said…
Now then...its debate time...

does "one" put the jam on "ones" scone first and then the cream....as the pic shows....or does "one " do it the proper way...which as everyone knows is....cream first and then jam.!!

Oh the things that tax "ones " mind on a sunny morning.....

Popular posts from this blog

African sky

I'm writing this in the eerie light of Monday afternoon - anyone else noticed the yellow-tinged sky? I'm reliably informed (thanks Jake!) that the high winds are picking up dust particles from Liberia and North Africa, turning our sky a yellowish colour and definitely giving off an unusual atmosphere! Kind of intriguing too, as we are about to leave for a 10 day trip to Zambia this evening! We're flying overnight, and when we get there temperatures are high 90s - I have no idea how I'm going to cope with that at all...so I'm not even thinking about it right now! 
We'll stay a few days in Lusaka, visiting Sam and Hannah Fairs-Billam and their girls;  and Tehila, the charity they run, Then it's a 5 hour journey North to reconnect with the pastors and families in Serenje, and visit the Dormitory to meet the girls. 
Please do pray for us - safety and good health, pray for our families, pray that everywhere we go we take people up in their lift! (If like me you…

It'll All Be Over Soon...don't miss it!

Well the time is flying isnt it? (or is that just me?)
Ready or not, 2017 is coming to an end and Christmas is fast approaching.


Every. Single. Year. I declare "This is the Christmas I'm going to be calm / spend less / really feel ready and at peace / have time for people / feel close to Jesus and hear His voice / have time and space to enjoy the run-up...and so on (sound familiar anyone?)

Anyone else secretly echoing this top's sentiments in their thoughts?!?!

I'm not an earlybird, or the most organised - and get this, right now I can't find my little Christmas notebook - you know, the one with the last last 4 years of presents given and received listed - anywhere!!!! If you heard Simon preach on Sunday you'll know this is driving me mad!

I'd really love to hear your tips for enjoying and flourishing during this season. We don't' want to just "survive it" do we!
Here are a few of mine.

Make my money go further
First thing to say is to set a limi…

Hello again :)

Long time no see!!!!
What to talk about after so long an absence?!?!

I've had so many wonderful experiences and opportunities recently, and so I can't wait to tell you the stories of my travel to support women's conferences in Albania and Macedonia. 

God was so good to us, and it was such a privilege to travel there with our wonderful Kerith women, to pray for the Balkan women and to stand alongside them as their sisters, encouraging them in their faith. 
We had adventures; new experiences; thunder storms and sunshine; lost luggage and unexpected gifts. We saw salvations and re-commitments; we prayed for women of all ages and backgrounds; some of us were more successful at mastering the language than others, but we had a go! We sang worship songs in a mixture of "have-a-go-Albanian" and the few English lines we could remember (and just kept repeating them!) 
We gave away what we had in terms of our faith and trust in God. We know that we received so much from being th…