Diary – Wednesday 17th October 2018

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

Early Birds was busy and a bit chaotic.

Mrs H wanted a brief chat about after school club.

Then on to church for prayer meeting

And then a brief meeting in vicarage. I think I’ve agreed to do some pastoral visiting.

And home to read paper and check email.

Down to village to walk the dogs round the block.

And home for lunch.

And back down to village for after school club. I had eight older kids in playground for first part. Went OK. Indoors for snack, gained a few little ones but lost some of the older ones and finished a bit early again.

Pizza for tea by myself. A spicy Aldi one.

And then off to Lancaster for a meeting at LBC instead of connect group. Billed as a testimony evening. Lasted an hour. Maybe twenty there. I spoke about jobs and ‘replanting’. Naomi came in at end and after a bit more chat we walked up to car, loaded bike in boot and headed home.

Rest of evening in snug.

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Diary – Tuesday 16th October 2018

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

About a dozen kids at Early Birds. I had to shout at Steven after he knocked a chair over.

Came home, read paper, dealt with some emails then sat and did a flyer for Lego club.

Down to village to walk dogs but stopped to talk to Phil on way down.

Home for lunch.

Did a revised flyer and then headed down to school for after-school club.

Weather was good enough to stay outside all session. I helped a group playing with lots of cogs. Finished on-time.

Came home and cooked tea once Naomi was home too. Pork steaks from Aldi with sauce.

Watched Bake Off and Ben Fogle.

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Diary – Monday 15th October 2018

Up at 6.45am, what a dark morning! Breakfast and out at 7.25am.

A quiet morning at Early Birds. Mrs H put her head round the door while I was sitting and chatting with Lexi. 🙂 everyone was well-behaved.

Printed some governor papers before heading home.

Read paper, did laundry.

Read governor parapets.

Down to village and took two dogs for a walk round block.


Drove down to school.

Did an hour of after-school club. We were outside all the time.

Then governors’ finance committee meeting. Just three of us and Mrs H. I was re-elected vice-chair. CV meeting took an hour and joint meeting took 10 minutes.

Then off to Brookhouse for NISCU evening. We ended up with a men’s table for the meal. Bev Carling cooking again. I had chicken pie and went back for a portion of lasagne. Banoffee pie for dessert. Then some worship, short address and prayer. Finished at 9pm.

Drove home and sat in snug til bedtime.

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Diary – sunday 14th October 2018

Up before 8am, breakfast and out at 8.45am.

Doing student church run so drove to Lancaster, picked up Michelle and drove to campus. After a bit of chat we had 4 students so had to rope in Steve Green as well. Drove on to church at 10am, had to park on Moorlands.

Sat through entire service, felt like a long time since I’ve done that. Chat afterwards.

Ann and boys came to church and then we drove back home.

Had some lunch.

Spent a couple of hours in garden.

Came indoors and played settlers. I was in a good position when I had to leave.

Down to village for Evensong. Service was led by a Baptist minister. Was a service of prayer and meditation with no singing, a bit odd. And then chat and drinks afterwards with background music.

Home for 9pm, watched Doctor Who.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Saturday 13th October 2018

Up at 7.30am, down to shop and breakfast in snug.

We left at 10am.

Drove t Newcastle-under-Lyme and had a walk round centre. Stopped at Cafe Nero for a drink and light bite. My chai latte was topped with a huge amount of cream. Not sure that was a good thing.

Drove on to Stoke. Looked at three houses.

Then went for a walk along river and canal.

Drove to Potteries shopping centre. Had pie and chips in market cafe and looked round shops.

Then drove to Festival park. Stopped at PC World and bought me a new Fitbit.

And then headed for home. Stopped at Ikea. Bought a few things and then went to cafe for meatballs. And then did the final leg home.

Sat in snug until bedtime.

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Diary – Friday 12th October 2018

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

Early Birds was calmer.

Round t vicarage to copy pewsheets

With threat of rain I walked dogs straight after.

Then home, read paper, dealt with inbox.

Mopped floors downstairs.


And up to Calder Vale. Quick chat with Mrs H. Pupil showed me his working model of a lung before worship. Minibus run was ok. Had a close pass with a HGV.

Once home watched end of Tipping Point.

Naomi came home we went to Garstang for shopping. Aldi and then Booths.

Came home and had chicken and noodles for tea.

Played Castles of Burgundy and I won.

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Diary – Thursday 11th october 2018

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

Early Birds was busy, boys got out of hand and I had to take one to teacher. Things got much calmer after that.

Had meeting about Jam club and OTB. Went on for an hour.

Home to read paper, tidied kitchen, hoovered.

Down to village again to walk two dogs round the block.


And down to village again for after-school club. We stayed out for first half but rain starts so we went in just as snack was ready. Then lots of parents turning up very wet. Finished on time and Mrs Lund gave me a lift home.

Made sausage and mash for tea.

Watched TV.

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