Diary – Tuesday 12th June 2018

Up at 6.45am, first time in a while I’ve been able to have some breakfast before going out. Left at 7.30am.

Early Birds was OK, Mrs H was around and giving out jobs to the kids.

Came home. Read paper did some duolingo.

It’s funny how not having Jam club to prepare seems to give me a lot more time.

Some work in office. Started looking at papers for governors’ meeting.

Down to village to talk Pluto for a walk round block.

Home for lunch.

Back down to village school for after-school club. Started with 17 children. Stayed outside the whole session.

Came home, followed shortly by Naomi.

Left-overs with baked potatoes for tea.

Then we were both out separately.

I went to OMF prayer meeting. Gave a lift to Brian. There were only 5 of us, but prater time still went on til gone 9pm. A quick tea and then drove home.

Sat in snug for a while before going to bed.

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Diary – Monday 11th June 2018

Up at 6.45am after a good sleep and out at 7.30am.

Early Birds was off to a quiet start. On my own for a while and then just Esme to talk to. When it got busier Mrs Harwood came in and told off the older children.

Came home, sat and read paper.

Did a bit of strimming on lawn.

Took Pluto for a walk round block.

More strimming before lunch. And after lunch.

Trip to Garstang to see doctor and a new course of antibiotics and some nasal sprays.

Back home to see second half of Tipping Point.

Prepared mince for tea.

In the evening I drove to Lancaster for a planning meeting for LBC Holiday Club. We’ve got a name – Epic Escapes.

Home for 10pm and sat in snug before bed.

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Diary – Sunday 10th June 2018

Up at 8am, breakfast and left at 9.30am. Drove to Lancaster and parked off Dalton Sq.

morning worship at LBC. Got Lighthouse prepped before start of service. Service was OK then Lighthouse went well, but I didn’t have the leaflet for the kids. We managed. I think icing gingerbreadmen was more appealing than our Bible story.

Msg from Naomi so bought some lunch from M&S then headed to Abbeystead to find her. got to Abbeystead and had no reception. A quick drive around and then we both arrived at the car park at the same time.

Sat next to river and ate lunch and then went for a walk round reservoir.

Came home.

Sat in snug for a while.

Down to village for Evensong at 6pm. Had to do set up of amp and mice and then did first reading in service. I counted just 18 people in total. Rosie sang with Anton on piano. All over by 8pm and walked home.

Watched Poldark.

Then it was just about time for bed.

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Diary – Saturday 9th June 2018

Wide awake at 6.45am even with no alarm. 😦

So got up and headed of to Lancaster for LBC men’s prayer breakfast. parked on Moorlands and walked to church. Breakfast was a quick bacon & sausage bun followed by a quick prayer. Other guys went off for a walk round Abbeystead.

I headed home.

We drove over to Calder Vale for children’s festival. Parked in a field and walked down to village. Started with speeches on field at bottom then Stood with a group from Scorton to watch parade going up hill and then walked up hill a bit to watch parade coming down hill. Then followed parade to bottom, had a hot dog and a drink. And then left.

Decided to head to Lancaster. A tour of kitchen showrooms. Wickes first. Then B&Q.

Grabbed some lunch from Tesco and sat in square to eat.

Another kitchen showroom at end of quay, and one on King St.

And then home.

Prepped Lighthouse, did loads of duolingo.

Chicken and chips for tea.

Evening watching Tv and thinking about kitchens.

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Diary – Friday 8th June 2018

Up at 6.45am and out at 7.45am.

Early Birds was quiet. I spent 1/4 hour talking to Lexi Mai about Bible stories before anyone else arrived.

Round to vicarage to copy noticesheets. Took longer than usual as toner was almost finished. Left it with Anton to sort out replacement.

Came home after delivering sheets to three churches.

Did some web page updates, email etc and cleared inbox a bit.


And off to Calder Vale school. Had a long chat with Liz before doing minibus run.

And back home for last round of Tipping Point.

Went out and did a bit of grass cutting.

When Naomi came home we couldn’t decide on tea so went shopping at Sainsbury’s.

Came back with pizza and garlic bread.

Watched TV til bedtime.

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Diary – Thursday 7th June 2018

Up at 6.45am and out at 7.45am.

A calmer morning at Early Birds.

Home briefly, just enough time to read paper.

Then back down to village. Meeting at Ruth and Dennis’ to discuss Open The Book. Six of us. Session planned and rehearsed. Went well.

Took Pluto for a walk round block.

Came home.

Started writing a report about London trip.

Had lunch and continued writing.

Watched Tipping Point.

Cooked M&S gastro-pub chicken for tea.

bikes and Barrows review meeting went on for two hours.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Wednesday 6th June 2018

Up at 6.45am and out at 7.45am.

School was busy early with arrival of photographer but I didn’t have any Early Bird children til gone 8am. Bit of an incident with a bookcase falling over but no one hurt.

On to the prayer meeting.

Collected papers and went home.

Sat and read paper and then Naomi went out.

I washed up in kitchen and dealt with inbox.

Down to village and took Pluto round the block.

Home for lunch.

And back down to school for bonus after-school club session. Outside all the time again. So much easier when it gets to the end of the afternoon.

Chicken for tea with quinoa.

Off to Lancaster for our housegroup meetings. We did a second study on Jonah.

Home by 10pm and a short sit in snug before bed.

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