Diary – Thursday 12th April 2018

Up at 6.45m, breakfast and out.

Early Birds was a bit calmer, but busy.

Came home and read paper and did a bit of email catch-up.

Walked down to village and took Pluto for a walk round block rather earlier than usual.

And then came home for an early lunch.

Left house about 1230 on bicycle. Took about 35 minutes to university campus.

Walked to square and met naomi for a few minutes.

2pm and training session for exam invigilators. Lasted about 45 minutes. Was it necessary? I think anything I learned could have been read.

Started back and went along woodland trail for a bit, stopped at Infolab but cafe was already closed. Brief chat with Karen the receptionist.

And then continued home. Very similar time.

Next thing was to walk down to village again and meeting of Churches Together at chapel. Lasted an hour. And home again.

Cooked sausage and mash for tea.

Watched TV til bedtime.

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Diary – Wednesday 11th April 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.45am.

Early Birds was noisy. Certain children winding each other up. It as a relief t get outside.

And on to prayer meeting at church. I didn’t like the crucifix which appeared on the table.

Came home, read paper. Got everything ready for Jam club.

Walked back down to village and took Pluto for a walk round block. Sheep in field so he didn’t get to run around.

Came home and had lunch.

And then back down to school for Jam club. Good to have Ruth with us again. Went well.

Came home and watched TV but nearly fell asleep.

Naomi came home and we had tea.

Then she left out to go PCC meeting.

I cLeaned up in kitchen, checked over bike, got easy documents for LU training in the afternoon.

And ended up in snug til bedtime.

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Diary – Tuesday 10th April 2018

Up at 6.45am, breakfast and out at 7.30am.

Children at Early Birds were a bit wild while we were indoors and that continued when we went out. Later found out it had continued through the day.

Came home, read paper, prepared stew for tea, brief session in office.

Drove down to village. Took Pluto for aw walk along Millennium way.

Drove t Garstang and gym. A steady 1km row – 4:16 and then a 5km run in 29:15.

Home for lunch.

Back down to school for after-school club. Busy. 16 kids, mostly young. We played outside for a long time. But still very noisy when we went inside.

Got home at same time as Naomi.

I had a quick tea of a bowl of stew.

Left house again at 6.25pm. A short drive to Abbeystead. Well, I thought it w short but started to wonder if I had taken the wrong road after a while.

Meeting at Abbeystead school about the London trip. Lasted about 40 minutes and was not much more than a talk through the timetable and the kit list.

Then a quick drive to Lancaster.

Got to OMF meeting just a little bit late. Only 6 of us.

Home for 10pm and a quick drink before bed.

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Diary – Monday 9th April 2018

Alarm at 6.45am. Urk. School starts again.

Breakfast and out at 7.30am.

Arrived at school at same time as head, cos she realised I was at school by myself with children. :-). She listened at the door as I chatted to the first girl. I had milk and fruit to offer but not much take-up.

Came home and had a quick read of paper.

At 10am after a few false starts I had a video conference with lady from Lloyds to talk about uncle’s investments. Booked for 2 hours but we were all sorted after one hour.

Drove down to village. Took Pluto for a walk. He was very pleased to see me. We went round the block.

Then drove to Garstang. Fruit and veg shop at Bradshaws, to medical centre for prescription and then a quick shop round Aldi. Didn’t bother with Booths.

Came home and had lunch.

Spent a while preparing Jam club and sent a few emails.

Watched second half of Tipping Point.

Made chicken one-pot meal for tea. Only just had enough time to eat before I left house.

Drove to Lancaster and got there very quickly.

Deacons meeting at LBC. Seemed to be getting through agenda quickly but got stuck on confidentiality. Didn’t finish until 9.30pm.

And a quick drive home.

Sat in snug for a while before bed.

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Diary – Sunday 8th April 2018

Up at about 8am, breakfast and left house at 9.30am.

Back on Lighthouse duty at LBC. Arrived in good time for setup and staff chat. We were only in service for a couple of songs. Had a slightly longer than usual time together and split into group, me with middle group. But only 5 kids. I read the story of the wedding at Cana and then we chatted as kids did colouring.

Down to church for a bit of chat afterwards.

Back to car and drove out along back roads to collect Naomi at Dolphinholme.

Then turned round and drove back to Animal Care at Lancaster. Looked round all dogs but specifically a Collie called Maxie. But when we spoke to staff, he was already reserved. 😦 They suggested I call on Tuesday to see state of things.

Headed towards home and stopped at The Plough in Galgate for lunch. I had a steak and kidney pudding. Long time since I’ve had suet and it was lovely.

Came home and we stayed out in garden as it was so nice. I planted some flower seeds around the garden and then trimmed more branch cuttings.

Headed indoors. Wasn’t long before Naomi headed down to church for choir practice. I watched a bit more TV and then followed her.

Not doing AV for once, but I ended up handing out hymnbooks before service and then jumped in to take collection. Bit of a sing-song afterwards and a good chat. Didn’t get home until 9.30pm.

Had some cheese and biscuits before heading to bed.



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Diary – Saturday 7th April 2018

Up at 8am, down to shop but no Guardian. Home for breakfast and sat in snug.

Naomi got up and went for a walk. I set to and did Lighthouse prep.

After lunch we went for a long walk along local roads to Forton and back.

Still no Guardians at shop 😦

Home for final score.

Sat in snug for rest of evening. Leftovers for tea. One too many whiskies. 😦 before bed.

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Diary – Thursday 5th April 2018

Naomi back at work so I let her get up first and then I followed.

Walked down to village for paper then had breakfast in snug.

Did some work in office then went out to garden.

Did some shredding but shredder stopped working. Tried different mains sockets and changed fuses, left it a couple of hours over lunch but no joy.

So took it back to shop. Ha, BMW boot is too small to take the shredder but it fits in Peugeot. Shop uncommitted about how long it would take.

Came home and set to instead with chainsaw cutting up wood. It was warm work. Eventually ran out of fuel.

Grilled chicken for tea.

Went for a walk round block together around dusk.

And a slug of whisky and some TV before bed.

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