Saturday, 30 December 2017

New Year's Eve Eve - Guys and Dolls

Our usual New Year's Eve treat had to come a day early this year - no Sunday evening performance.
So instead wee had a Saturday night at the Manchester Royal Exchange Theatre -
watching a really brilliant production of "Guys and Dolls"


Fun and Games with Katharine

Jonathan, Karen and Katharine came over to stay at Gma's and Gpa's for a few days from the 27th
Sadly Gpa was ill for virtually their whole visit -
but the rest of us went to the park, played lots of games and had a lovely tea out at the local Carvery


Thursday, 28 December 2017

Wintery Walk

We didn't have thick snow like much of the country -
but the park looked pretty enough with the little bit that fell here.


Tuesday, 26 December 2017

Boxing Day at Martin Mere - 2017

The now traditional Boxing Day trip to Martine Mere -
Megs cam along for a stroll and some serious book time -
Al too lots of photos as usual -
I gloried in the light and air -
And Ben stayed in bed!

Monday, 25 December 2017

Christmas Day 2017

After the midnight service - we all fell into bed with promises that NO-ONE was to get up until 8am!
(Not having littlies at home can be a very good thing)
We had a sedate present opening time -
Ben then set up his own Nintendo Switch and Megs went back to bed!
We had to get to Church earlier than usual as I was leading the worship with Linda -
the service went so well - the atmosphere was amazing.
I took a photo of the congregation that we shared on Facebook -
then afterwards there was the usual present opening time and we took some family selfies.
Lunch was a quiet affair with Gma and Gpa -
and the rest of the day was napping, watching the queen and Dr Who on TV and playing card games.
Pretty perfect as Christmas Days go :)


Christmas Eve 2017

Christmas Eve fell on a Sunday - so extra Church in the morning.
I sang in the choir as we performed "All is Well" in the 10.30 service -
Then at 4pm Linda and I led the Christingle service.
After a quiet evening we were all back at Church again for an agape feast at midnight -
Yea Lord we greet thee!


Saturday, 23 December 2017

A birthday treat for me

Knowing that Christmas Eve was going to be very busy at Church
 we celebrated my 47th birthday a day early -
with a trip to Llandudno (our favourite place) -
 for our favourite treats.
Last minute Christmas shopping at Waterstones -
 Fish and chips (fish and salad for me) at Tribells -
Crepes, sundaes and a banana split at Looking Glass -
and a walk along the sea front in the sunshine.


Friday, 22 December 2017

Christingles and New Song

The first day of the Christmas Holidays
(for me at least - Megs has been home since Saturday -
 Ben did his last afternoon in college on Monday and Al is still in work today)
In the morning I met Jude for a coffee and a walk
In the afternoon we made the Christingles for Christmas Eve
And the evening was a wonderfully, blessed time at New Song Café.