Diary – Thursday 20th September 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.40am.

Early Birds got off to a busy start but calmed down. A dozen kids.

Came home, read paper, cleared kitchen, dealt with inbox.

Down to village to walk Pluto round block. Surprised to find Kirstine at home again.

Walked back home and had an early lunch.

1230 left and drove to Lancaster. Just pulled into parking space at RLI when phone rang. Sister calling to cancel appointment. 😦 so turned round and drove home.

Sat for a while before heading down to school for after-school club.

A busy session with seventeen children at start. Had to stay indoors because of wet weather. One child not picked up until 6pm.

Came home in rain.

Cooked chicken and noodles for tea.

Sat in snug for evening listening to rain.

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Diary – Wednesday 19th September 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.40am a bit late cos I had a wander into garden to check for fallen trees.

Early Birds was a bit chaotic with a group of kids talking loudly and wandering around. All went very quiet when I shouted at one of the little girls.

Up to church for prayer meeting. Five of us and no vicar. Then home with paper briefly.

Drove down to village and took Pluto for a walk but chatted with Kristine first.

Then drove up to Kendal in some pretty wet and windy weather.

Collected Naomi’s bike from Evans and then went round to see Helen. Had a good chat over a sandwich and tea.

Then drove back home through very windy weather.

Stopped at Barn to buy and send birthday card then home.

Only in house for twenty minutes before heading aback to school.

There was a multi skills class and football training so only two kids in after school club for me to supervise. Colouring and Wii games. With two teachers present I felt a bit redundant but was nice to be able to chat a bit. Even after both clubs finished there were only two at ASC. They were collected at about 5.15pm – an early finish!!

Came home and had a drink before thinking about tea.

Helped Naomi pick up tomato plants that had been blown over.

Quick tea of chicken fillet in a pitta with some left-over cauliflower cheese and salad.

Then out to connect group. Just four of us, three who weren’t around last week so we redid the study. Again not really questions leading t much discussion. After prayer time it was still before 9pm.

Drove home and sat in snug before bed.

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Diary – Tuesday 18th September 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.25am.

Early Birds had a dozen kids who wouldn’t sit and be quiet.

Came home, read paper, dealt with email, washing up, hoovered.

Took Pluto for a walk round block while it wasn’t raining.


And back to school for after school club. We did note seventeen kids at registration but with a few comings and goings we couldn’t keep up. Stayed outdoors for the whole session. Finished a few minutes late.

Came home; Naomi wasn’t far behind me.

Made tea together aNd ate in kitchen.

Sat in snug and played scrabble.

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Diary – Monday 17th September 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.25am.

First Monday morning at school. It was a quiet Early Birds session, just half a dozen girls kept busy with colouring.

Came home, read paper, did laundry.

Spent an hour or so picking apples. Filled the baby bath.

Down to village and walked Pluto round block.


Back down to school for after school club. Very quiet. Started with eight kids but down to four by snack time and then final 3/4 hour with just Esme.

Came home and picked damsons.

Naomi came home.

She cooked sausages for tea

Played quiddler and sat in snug for rest of evening.

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Diary – Sunday 16th September 2018

Up at 8am after a good sleep – 9 hours!

Breakfast and off to Lancaster at 9.30am.

Prepped Lighthouse then start of worship service. Briefly – less than 20 mins before we came out.

Only a dozen kids in Lighthouse and 4 in my group. After prayer and a game we did cooking and then group time. Theme was Apollos so we talked about training then I read the Bible passage before we acted it out. And that was about it.

I didn’t hang around once parents turned up, out of church before noon and drove home. Got home before Naomi returned from village church.

Ate a quick sandwich and got changed.

Drove up to Barnacre for Kate and Danny’s wedding at 2pm. Service in church and then reception in memorial hall with afternoon tea. Helped to tidy up after everyone had gone.

Headed home and sat in snug for rest of evening.

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Diary – Saturday 15th September 2018

Got up at 7.30am, walked to shop and home for breakfast.

About 9.15am set off with Naomi. Drove to Lancaster and parked on Ashton Rd.

Walked to RLI and eye clinic.

I had an appointment at 10am. Nurse gave me a quick eye test then I moved to a second waiting area and spent another half hour there. Eventually saw doctor. He examined my eyes and said I would need to have a biopsy. Made another appointment for Thursday for consultant to see my eyelid.

We went from hospital to centre and a walk round streets. Didn’t see anything to grab attention, headed back to car and drove home.

Spent afternoon indoors. Watched final score.

Naomi went shopping.

I had pizza for tea and spent evening in snug. Went to bed shortly after 10pm.

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Diary – Friday 14th September 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.40am. Except I waited for a very heavy rain shower.

Early Birds was single figures for most of the session. Mrs H right next to me when I told off a girl for rolling her eyes at me.

Round to Vicarage to copy pewsheets. Done in 15 minutes. Walked home via three churches.

Another heavy rain shower as I read the paper.

Back down to village to walk Pluto but there was no more rain as we went round the block and I returned home.


Off to Calder Vale and my minibus trip. Kids were very noisy.

Chased Mrs H on the way home and went to chippy. Fish and chips with curry sauce. Mmmm.

And down to church for film night. Gave plenty of time for AV setup and of course it all worked fine from the start so had loads of time to spare. In a cold church. Film started just after 7pm. Lasted 90 mins but no-one would leave at end. Had a long chat with Izzy P.

Walked home for 10pm and watched TV before bed.

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