Diary – Tuesday 13th November 2018

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

Early Birds was quiet but Mrs H had a team of plumbers on-site.

Came home, did my usual read of paper, puzzles, email and some laundry.

Took Pluto and Owl for a walk round block.

Had a lunch of mackerel with rice and beans.

Left early for After-school club but drove down.

Met Marie, David and Emilian with dogs and took them (the dogs) for a run in church field then into school.

So after-school club started with a session talking about guide dogs. All went well.

Finished a bit late and then went up to church for year 5/6 performance of Macbeth. Only lasted 25 minutes.

So drove home for a drink of tea and some toast.

And then drove to Lancaster for OMF meeting. Went on later then I hoped, almost 10pm before we left.

A quick chat with Naomi and then bed at 11pm

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Diary – Monday 12th November 2018

Up at 6.45am after a restless night. A reaction to a long time in bed on Saturday night, maybe?

Breakfast and out at 7.25am.

Early Birds was a bit crazy. Quiet for the first 15 minutes but with two boys acting up after that it got a bit wild and ended up with headteacher shouting at them. Printed governor docs before leaving school.

Picked up newspaper and headed home for some calm.

Read paper, did puzzles, laundry, email.

Down to village to take Pluto for walk round block. As we passed the lodge Carolyn and Owl came out and Owl jumped at me and cried. She had seen me walking up the street and cried to Carolyn.

Home for lunch.

And down to after-school club. A full session indoors but we finished early.

Spent evening at home in snug after a very late cancellation of DCC meeting. Playing online games with Naomi.

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Diary – Sunday 11th November 2018

Up at 8am after 10 hours in bed, mostly asleep.

Left house at 8.30am to drive to Lancaster and parked off Dalton Sq.

connect group leaders breakfast at LBC. Sausage and bacon buns. Then prep for Lighthouse. Down to church for first part of service and remembrance silence. Then upstairs with kids. Lots of craft about peace. I helped kids make origami cranes

And home for lunch. Roast beef.

Went for a walk round the block.

And a bit later I went down for Evensong and Naomi walked down with me before leaving for week away.

Service went ok. I did AV and a reading. Visiting choir had own PA by their miss didn’t work. I had to do reading from pulpit. Good chat afterwards. Got lift home at about 9pm.

Sat in snug watching Naomi’s progress down m6, had a quick FaceTime chat and then I went to bed.

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Diary – Saturday 10th November 2018

Up at 8am, walked to shop and home for a slow breakfast in snug.

Once Naomi was up we went out for a walk, leaving at about 10.30am. Up Nicky Nook, down and along Grizedale, down Tithebarn Lane and through woods back home.

Lunch time.

Did our own thing in garden for a while. I was busy clearing leaves on lawn with blower and rake. Lasted about an hour and a half before arms were too tired to carry on.

After a while we went shopping. Sainsbury’s and Booths.

Came home and Naomi cooked tea.

Played Ticket to Ride and Naomi won, but only by a couple of points.

Had an early night.

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Diary – Friday 9th November 2018

Up at 6.40am, breakfast and out at 7.40am.

A slow start to Early Birds for the first time in a while, a fairly quiet session.

Round to vicarage to copy pewsheets and then a walk to Catholic Church and Methodist chapel.

And then took Pluto for a walk round block. Weather looked quite threatening but it stayed dry.

Came home and did some housework.


Off to Calder Vale school. Worship session in church with the vicar. Had a chat in playground with the new parent governor. Then the minibus run. All calm and quite quick. Back at home for last round of Tipping Point.

Naomi home at about 6.30pm and had stopped to buy fish and chips.

Sat in snug for evening. Got phone back on mobile network again.

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Diary – Thursday 8th November 2018

Up at 6.40am, breakfast and out at 7.40am.

Fun at Early Birds. Lots of room changes cos of Diwali day so EB was moved to Bowland classroom with none of our resources. Only had a few minutes at door before leaving.

Came home, read paper, dealt with email. Did a load of work on LSC.

Down to village again and walked Pluto round the block. It rained. First time in I don’t know how long.

Back home for lunch and a sit-down.

And back down to school for ASC. Thursday means it’s LEGO club. Even more signed up, but some of the younger ones didn’t join in. It was very noisy all afternoon. What a relief to get to the end of the session.

Walked home for a quick microwave meal for tea.

And off to Lancaster again for a Churches Together meeting at Bowerham URC. Held in a very small room. Finished at about 9pm and drove home.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Wednesday 7th November 2018

Up at 6.45am but had been mostly awake since 4am.

Breakfast and out at 7.40am.

Teachers were at school early and children arrived before 8am. Lots of children wandering about all session but not too bad until just as we were starting to tidy up two bookcases got pushed over. Mrs H was not happy, but I think she blamed the kids and not me.

prayer meeting at church, sitting in choir stalls again. Seems such an odd arrangement, can hardly hear people sitting on other side.

Then the meeting at the vicarage. Took a lot longer than usual, finished after 10am.

Came out to blue skies and sunshine, collected paper and headed home.

Sorted a few things for a while, under an hour, before heading back to village to walk Pluto round the block.

Stopped for lunch.

And back down hill for after-school club. It was drizzling as I walked down hill but I think the rain got worse while I was indoors.

So ASC was indoors all the time. We had lots of things for them to do. I had to deal with a boy who kept getting upset when he wanted to play with things that other children were playing with.

Came home, pasta bake for tea.

Off to Lancaster for connect group at Clive and Ruth’s house. Just five of us but a good conversation about Colossians.

Finished shortly after 9pm, took Marie home and then headed home.

Sat in snug for a while, did a FaceTime with Naomi.

Oops. Clicked button to update my Fitbit with no indication of how long it would take…

took 20 minutes so not quite as early a night as I intended.

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