Monthly Archives: August 2009

Blogging to build community

For the seven years I have been involved in communicating on behalf of Mothers’ Union, I have used the following as my inspiration: “Proclaim the mystery of Christ… clearly. Be wise in the way you act towards outsiders; make the … Continue reading

Posted in mothers' union, technical bits, theology - how God fits in | Tagged , | 1 Comment

I may look forward…

Received a letter today from the Warden of Readers that makes it official: “In the view of those responsible for initial Reader Training you have successfully completed the Reader Training Programme and may look forward to being Licensed on 3rd … Continue reading

Posted in life, ministry | Tagged , | 4 Comments

Forget Jericho – our walls go up!

Another week of huge accomplishments on the building front. We now have all our ground floor external walls and window spaces, the utility boxes have been moved to their new positions without a hitch, the roof has been taken off … Continue reading

Posted in life | Tagged , | Leave a comment

In a sense, I was there

Well, I wasn’t physically at the Oval today to watch the awesome English… but I can say I was at Lord’s for the other English win in their ASHES series win. I can even post this rather fuzzy piccie from … Continue reading

Posted in life | Tagged | 1 Comment

Standing on firm ground

Week three of the building work is complete and with it our hard surfaces, and half the shed walls. It’s been a tad noisy at times, but the holiday season has meant we’ve been able to escape by spending time … Continue reading

Posted in life, wildlife | Tagged , | Leave a comment

Badger, Badger, Mushroom!

Big, beautiful, badgers. Three of them in total! And we saw them two nights running at Dad’s!! Totally wild but addicted to peanuts, one of them came within touching distance of us, and they don’t seem to mind the camera … Continue reading

Posted in life, wildlife | Tagged , , | 1 Comment

Calm before the storm?

Well it’s the end of the second week of building work and today has been total calm as the lads have had to attend a funeral today: their old boxing coach has sadly died. However there’s been plenty of progress … Continue reading

Posted in life, sermons, technical bits, wildlife | Tagged , , , | Leave a comment

History of a hole

End of Week 1 of the building works and we have footings… though at present I wouldn’t like to stand on them – if I did, I’d end up encased in concrete! On Wednesday we thought that we had a … Continue reading

Posted in life | Tagged , | 1 Comment

No going back now!

As I write, the builders radio in the garage next to me is “sitting on the dock of the bay” which would be a more peaceful place that where we are. So far this morning we’ve had a disc saw … Continue reading

Posted in life, wildlife | Tagged , , | 2 Comments