Sorry about the delay..

We heard that phrase said emphatically twice today once on the way to Birmingham and now just as the train finally left the city of B. The reasons for the delay were different. 1st delay was due to the failure of the engine if the train in front of us! It took an hour to be sorted, the 2nd  delay on the way back to Stafford was due to the absence of the driver. However when we were told that he’d arrived, we still did not move for another 15 min. and this was due to a signalling problem!
I may not want to repeat the experience again!!

How was your week-end?

How many times do you ask this question on the following day? I asked three people at work and their answers were very different! From “Great and you?”, to “yes we went to a wedding reception Friday evening, went for a drink on Saturday with my hubby and to church on Sunday with my daughter. I had a fantastic week-end!

Loving your neighbour….

I am back in our village in Staffordshire where it is so quiet compared to the cosmopolitan buzz of London. (Obviously!) This morning, Imogen and I had another breakfast in another Italian cafe on Holloway Road, it was delicious. Then we went to do more food shopping. Her plan was to cook a Sunday roast for her friends in her uni hall, fortunately two of her friends decided to help her too. On the menu, roast potatoes, broccoli, carrots, vegetarian roast or chicken. I hear it went really well and I pinched a photo that her friend A. put on her wall. I must say that I am a proud mother and very impressed.
Tonight, I have been marking exercise-books…of course. Steven prepared a delicious bbq.
I give thanks to the Lord for such a lovely and peaceful week-end. Have a blessed night.

The best pasta ever!

I’m back in London visiting Imogen and having a great time. After 3 hours spent on the M1 only because I tried to download a GPS in one of the services..more later it was lovely to sit at an independent Italian cafe for brunch (Holloway Road) as I declined to go to Costa (oops).Imogen had an americano with hot soya milk,and two slices of brown bread with marmite. (I must say that it’s the first time I saw that on a menu..obviously I don’t get out enough) I asked for a poached egg on toast. A bit of a change is good, don’t you think? Back in her halls, Imogen cooked a delightful pasta in a white sauce with spinach, andon the side we had sliced red peppers. And I got to meet all her charming and amazing friends, Aman, Leah, Poppy, Anna! Have a blessed evening.

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Indian summer

Don’t you love it, I haven’t worn a coat for weeks now. I put a cardigan on this morning as it was fresh going in the car but when I arrived at school I left it in the car! Our students sit outside and enjoy having their break and lunch outside. Also everybody seem to be in such a better mood! The Ashbourne local paper says that early figures show this is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country.Early figures show this is set to be the driest September across the UK since records began in 1910, with exceptionally low rainfall for many parts of the country.
One of my jobs now is to ‘walk’ our newly acquired rabbit, Christopher. It need 100% attention as the hedge we share with our neighbours and friends, Phil and Sue, is not secure. At times, Christopher keeps moving at the edge of this hedge, ready to dart through. I have to lead him to Steven’s vegetable patch which is rather safe! It was dusk when I took the photo so it’s not very clear. He likes to nibble the spinach shoots and the carrots leaves.

Sunday night, we went to celebrate Harvest at the Inn, a worship event at our local pub The Bank House in Hixon,  They do a mean latte there (my favorite drink at the moment) It was well attended with people coming not just Hixon but from the neighbouring villages and we all enjoyed meeting up, singing and praising the Lord, giving Him thanks for his love and generosity. Here is one of my favorite songs

Jesus, Jesus, Holy and anointed One, Jesus

Jesus, Jesus, Risen and exalted One, Jesus

Jesus, Jesus, Holy and anointed One, Jesus

Your name is like honey on my lips
Your Spirit like water to my soul
Your word is a lamp unto my feet
Jesus I love You, I love You

Jesus, Jesus, Risen and exalted One, Jesus

Your name is like honey on my lips
Your Spirit like water to my soul
Your word is a lamp unto my feet
Jesus I love You, I love You

Jesus, I love You, Jesus, I love You

Have a blessed evening <3

Read more: Mercy Me – Holy And Anointed One Lyrics | MetroLyrics

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Waiting for my car to be mot

I am not even sure it will pass as I have a chip on the windscreen and it seems to grow. After a tour round an estate agent and a few charity shops I am having a caramel latte at Costa. I did resist the thought of having a piece of cherry cake! This morning I went to St Peter school harvest service in our village. The church was packed and we had a fantastic  time. No matter how many times i hear the parable of the sower it triggers a lot of strong visual connotations and thoughts. Amazingly Steven used the children’s drawings and costumes we had two birds to illustrate the different soils.
Back to mundane I need to walk back to the garage. Have a blessed Friday!

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