Diary – Saturday 17th March 2018

Up at 8am, down to shop and back for breakfast.

We went out at 10.30am with a car full of Yellow Pages. Drove along Gubberford Lane, Hazelhead Lane, Forge Lane, Parkhead Lane, Delph Lane, Eidsforth Lane, Keepers Lane, Higher Lane and Tithebarn Lane. That took about 2 hours. the pile didn’t look much smaller.

Walked down to chapel for Methodist lunch.

Came home and sat for a while before heading down to church. Confirmation service. PowerPoint was ok until bishop changed service order. Lots of chat and cake afterwards.

Home, pizza for tea and sat in snug for evening.

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Diary – Friday 16th March 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.45am.

Early Birds was quiet. We went out at 8.40am and it was very windy and cold.

Round to Vicarage for copying. Anton had to leave before I was finished.

Walked home via churches to deliver pewsheets.

Not much time at home, sat and read paper and put things together for gym.

Drove down to village and took Pluto for a walk round block.

Then drove down to Garstang. Kirkland and Catterall hall picked up 400 copies of Yellow Pages.

And then onto YMCA for gym session. 1km row, weights and a 5km run.

Home for shower and then lunch.

And then put to Calder Vale for minibus run.

Chaos at school. Lots of parked cars for funeral. I had to park on lane. Couldn’t get minibus out until 3.40pm but Mrs Hesketh took 2 children so I only had to go to Catterall and back.

Home for about 4.30pm but no Tipping Point!!

Naomi was out for evening. I made ta from left-overs, did some work in office and watched TV.

Naomi home about 8pm.

Sat in snug and watched TV for rest of evening.

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Diary – Thursday 15th March 2018

Up a 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.45am.

Early Birds got busy again. Outside at 8.40am and a chat with Mrs Tyrrell.

Came home, sat and read paper. Spent a while in office on email and some B&B website updates. Prepared mince for tea.

Back down to village and took Pluto for a walk along Millennium Way.

Then off to Lancaster. Job club at Ridge. Glen and Jared were there for a chat, a girl turned up for help filling in some forms and then Keith arrived for a while. Finished at 3pm.

Hung around for Jam Club. Lawrence led and I read the story. Kids were restless but they knew the facts of the Easter story.

Came home, had tea once Naomi was home.

I was out to village for Bikes and Barrows meeting. Was OK despite having to admit defeat over new web pages. Fin shed at 9.30pm and walked home.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Wednesday 14th March 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.45am.

Early Birds in single figures again but girls in library were squabbling. Glad to get out.

Round to church for prayer meeting. We met in chancel cos of piano in vestry…

And then home.

Sat and read paper then in office and dealt with email and then prepped Jam Club.

Walked down to village and took Pluto for walk along Millennium way.

Home for lunch.

And then back to school for Jam club. 9 children. Did the grain of wheat story. Took ages to get away.

Chicken for tea. Monster fillets from Barton Grange farm shop.

And then out to Lancaster. Dropped off Naomi at St T’s, picked up Marie and then off to Clive and Ruth’s for connect group. A new series of studies on James. Felt like hard work.

Finished at 9.30pm, drove into Lancaster, collected Naomi and came home for 10pm.

A brief sit in snug and bed.

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Diary – Tuesday 13th March 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.30am.

Another quiet Early Birds session with few older children.

Came home, read paper.

Did a few chores then went out.

Stopped in village and took Pluto for a walk. Went round block but found it very muddy. Then drove on to Garstang. A quick visit to health centre to collect prescription and then to YMCA gym. Did a row, weights and treadmill run. Row started very fast but ended very slow. On treadmill pushed myself up to 12.5kph a couple of times

And home for a shower and lunch.

And then down to school for after-school club. Also quiet. Stayed indoors with Mrs Richmond and Book Fair. 2 year 6’s chatted with me. Played a film which kept them all occupied.

Came home, cooked salmon in microwave for tea.

And then we were out for the evening.

OMF meeting. Lots of reading and praying.

Home for 10pm.

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Diary – Monday 12th March 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.30am. Back to work.

A strange Monday at Early Birds. It was very quiet. Even at 8.55 when the whistle blew the playground was quiet.

Unusual morning routine: collected papers, collected Pluto and came home. Played fetch with Pluto on the lawn for a few minutes. Got everything I needed together, jumped into car and drove down hill.

Walked Pluto up his street to house and then drove on to Lancaster.

Parked on Nelson St car park and then 2-hour meeting in LBC office with Michelle and Karen to talk about GDPR.

Left at noon, back to car and drove to Bentham. Lots of water on road.

At Methodist Church to observe a Godly Play session. Chatted to leaders beforehand. An interesting experience. Finished at 3pm and drove home.

Just enough time to do newspaper sudoku puzzle before walking down to village.

Met with Mike and talked about B&B website. A few final tweaks to be made.

Came home and watched Tv til Naomi came home.

Cooke sausages and re-heated leftovers for tea.

Naomi went out for evening. I did some IT, watched TV.

Bed at 10.30pm.

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Diary – Sunday 11th March

Up at 8am, breakfast and left at 9.30am.

Drove to Lancaster, parked on Quarry Rd.

no responsibilities at LBC except fire Marshall; chatted to a few people and then retreated to gallery for service. Good worship and sermon. Drinks and cream teas afterwards.

Ann and boys turned up and then we drove back to Scorton.

Had a veggie lunch and then the others went out.

I tidied up in kitchen and then retreated to office.

Spent ages on bikes and barrows website.

Others had come in, we played with model trains and had something to eat.

Then it w time for me to head down to village for Evensong at St Peters. Was there nice and early but nothing for me to do as Anton wasn’t there. Used PowerPoint on his laptop and it went surprisingly well. Congregation was 35+. Stayed for wine and chat afterwards and walked home for 8.30pm.

Watched a bit of TV before Naomi cake back after St T’s evening service.

Sat in snug til bedtime.

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