Diary – Wednesday 12th December 2018

Up at 6am!! A quick shower.

Drove NAOMI to Lancaster train station and returned home.

Enough time for some breakfast before heading down to school.

Another OK early birds session.

Then prayer meeting at church. Only 5 of us. And then pastoral meeting in vicarage with just me, Anton and Jim.

Collected newspaper and Pluto and headed home.

Lots of email to catch up with.

Walked Pluto back to village and home again.


And back to,school for after-school club. Pleased to see Mrs Lund at school. Session went OK. Started two games of Monopoly but didn’t finish either.

Came home. Tea was left-over cottage pie from the weekend.

And out again. Drove to Lancaster for connect group meeting.

We read Ephesians as a prelude to a series of studies.

Home for 10pm.

FaceTime chat with Naomi, watched news before bed.

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Diary – Tuesday 11th December 2018

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

Early birds went ok.

Collected newspaper and Pluto and headed home.

A quick drink of tea and Naomi and I took Pluto for a walk.

Up Nicky Nook, down to Grizedale and along valley to road, down Tithebarn Land to village to take Pluto home.

Came home, another quick drink before going out in car to Daisy Clough. Bought a Christmas tree and returned home.


Decorated tree.

Down to school for after-school club. ha. Mrs Lun be not at work so Mrs H said she was helping me. Helping me? She set up crafts, explained everything to children and then more or less left me in charge. She came back in later with snack, started serving and then left me to it. After she went I was in charge of 18 kids until parents turned up.

Came home.

NAOMI cooked some salmon for tea.

Then we went out. Drove to Lancaster.

NAOMI had a meeting at St T’s. I was at OMF meeting. We finished about 9.30pm, picked up NAOMI on way round city centre and headed home.

A brief sit in snug before bed.

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Diary – Monday 10th December 2018

Up at 6.40am, breakfast and out at 7.25am.

Drove down to school. Collected newspaper, waited for Mrs S and Mrs L and then we were on our way to St Anne’s again. Roads were busier than last week.

2nd day of Paediatric First Aid at YMCA. Started with tutor testing us on CPR and then choking. She gave up on the choking as we were so unsure. After the rest of day was Ok. We ended with another multiple choice test and we all passed. Finished early so we sat in foyer for a chat before heading back to Scorton.

Back to school at 5pm to take over at after school club which finished at 5.45pm.

Came home, a quick change and then we drove to Garstang. Visited the Victorian Christmas fair. Wasn’t much Vicatorian, most stalls were food.

Back to car and we drove to Lancaster. Naomi had a meeting at St T’s and I had Christmas dinner at LBC. After meal we had a couple of games. Waited outside St T’s for Naomi til 10.30pm.

Drove home and a late bed time.

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Diary – Saturday 8th December 2018

Didn’t wake up until 8.30am.

Got up, had breakfast swiftly followed by Naomi. Horrible wet weather.

Left house at about 10.30am, stopped in village to collect newspaper.

Drove up M6 to J36 and then A road to Kirkby Londsdale.

Parked by Devils Bridge and walked along riverbank to Ruskin’s View.

Then wandered around shops and visited a few. Stopped at a bakery for lunch. By beef baguette was much more beef than baguette and very filling.

Turned out to be a good decision to stop for lunch as when we left it was raining heavily.

We retreated to the car and left.

Went to Morecambe. Stopped at Promenade Music And then Sainsbury’s.

and then headed home.

Put up some Christmas lights, watched Strictly.

An early night

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Diary – Friday 7th December 2018

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

Cleaner still busy at school, made Early Burs interesting but he wasn’t in our classroom. It was busy from the start, but most kids were occupied.

Popped into vicarage to copy pewsheets, it only took about ten minutes.

And then headed home via two churches.

Sat in kitchen with a tea to read paper.

Naomi got up late.

We walked down to village to take dogs for a walk.

Came home, drove to Garstang.

Had lunch at Deli Cafe, walked along High St. A small shop at Booths and back to car and home.

Sat in snug for afternoon.

I cooked tea.

We checked our Christmas decs and put up artificial tree downstairs.

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Diary – Thursday 6th December 2018

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

Early Burds was interesting, was interesting, with a group of tired children annoying each other.

Grabbed paper and came home briefly.

Ruth came to house and drove us up to Calder Vale. I directed us along the Higher Lane route which freaked her out a bit. Took us 25 mins to get to school.

We did an assembly using a Bible Society story of the Nativity which went well.

Came back to Scorton , had Enough time for a tea at Ruth’s house and then went to St Peters to do the same assembly. Had a bit of a hunt for screen remote control which had been tidied into vestry.

I was a bit Late taking the dogs for their walk, but at least the rain had stopped.

Home for lunch.

And then back to school for after-school club. Only 5 boys wanted to do LEGO club, but that meant they had more space to work and more bricks each. After snack two of them built a very impressive dragon.

Came home, got changed and walked back down hill to the Priory.

Christmas meal with Scorton Churches Together. Sat with Kate and Danny and Naomi arrived just we were saying grace. I had crab cakes, turkey and apple and ginger pudding. And several glasses of wine.

Walked home at about ten and sat briefly in snug before an early bedtime.

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Diary – Wednesday 5th December 2018

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

Not many children at Early Birds, but they wouldn’t settle.

Prayer meeting at church with a good discussion on Bible passage which veered off at a tangent.

Then a short pastoral meeting at vicarage.

Dog walk was round the block even though it was raining.

And home at last.

A quick tea and read of paper in snug, dealt with inbox and made a flier for after-school club.


And back to school for after-school club. Not many to start with, but a few more at end of choir practice. Finished at about normal time.

Came home.

Microwave meal for tea.

And out again to Lancaster for connect group.

Final study in Colossians which I led. A good discussion, and prayer.

Home for 10pm, brief FaceTime chat with Naomi before bed.

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