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The heatings on

It's October and it's chilly well it's more the cold breeze really that I don't like - even put the heating on for an hour this afternoon to take the chill of the house AND closed the backdoor.  When I'm in the house I always like the backdoor open to let a bit of fresh air into the house but not to…

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school & Lodge

Thursday is main day during the week when my timetable is set for me. A day when I arrive home in the evening feeling quite drained physically, emotionally and spiritually.

Popped into school this morning and was able to have a coffee in the staff room, Hallelujah, haven't been able to do this for …

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Day 20 - Day is dying in the west

Another day over - time just seems to be flying by.  Sometimes I would love to just make time stand still so I could catch up with everything then restart the clock again. 

Today has been a finishing off, catching up general sort of a day.  Finishing off my meetings (services) for tomorrow as I'm …

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Day 17 - I've been tagged

I received a comment from my friend Valerie who has a blog entitled Simply4God  I have been told I have been tagged and now I need to write 8 Random Facts about myself. I was just thinking of all the things I could write for Day 17 of my Blog 365 adventure so this is ideal - thanks Valerie :),

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Day 14 - show me the way to go home..

As the song says 'Show me the way to go home, I'm tired and I wanna go to bed..' because I have been involved in three very different services today, lunch with family and a drive.

1st the 9.30am communion service which also included a slot for 'healing ministry'.  Revd David anointed folk with oil…

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Day 13 - Creekmouth

Today I met with fellow creekers for The Creekmouth Preservation Society club meeting, which is held in the Crooket Billet.

It's a small group of people who meet to keep alive the memory, history of a village called Creekmouth which, in 1953, disappeared with the floods.  The folk who attend either …

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Day 12 - laughter is the best medicine

After a tiring but enjoyable week it was good to go for a meal with Karen or ‘one of your menopausal friends’ as my son calls my friends!! However,  this evening Karen did live up to Karl’s expectations  - we arrived at the Harvester (our regular) were shown to our table, ordered our food an…

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Day 11 - good day but a bit deflated

All activities today have been worthwhile and interesting.  Chaplaincy at school was tiring but satisfying as I tried to get around to see as many teachers/staff/ TA's as possible.  Network meeting in the afternoon with various service providers (housing, college, surestart, council, police, advice …

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Day 10 - What a mess

This rather late because I couldn't get my website to open last night so there will be two posts today to catch up. :)

Nigel and I are very fortunate that our 'vicarage' is situation in one of the best areas of Barking. We have trees/bushes along the side walk, we are situated between two very large…

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Day 9 - Bradbury Home

I have been visiting Bradbury Home (Salvation Army Eventide Home) for the last seven years to lead the morning prayers, Sunday afternoon service and laterly the Home League (Ladies meeting).  Today I went to cover the Home League for Beth as she's on holiday.

I always try and make the services as …

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Day 8 - Taxi

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Today Nigel returned Taxi back to Keston Police Training Grounds.  It seems incrediable that we picked him up last December, aged 8 weeks, to be his puppy walkers and now it is time for him to return to meet his new handler and start his training.  Taxi has been a joy to have within our home and Ni…

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Day 7 - Traidcraft.co.uk

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Revd David Pearson spoke on 1 John 3:18 this morning in today's service "My children, our love is not just to be words or mere talk, but something real and active."  Reminding us that as part of our Christian service - we need to check, as far as possible, to see where our fo…

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Day 6 - Pottery candle holder

My mother bought me this pottery candle holder for Christmas about four years ago and I love it because it's unusal, decorative and beautiful in the evenings when the candle is lit.  I hope you enjoy it too.

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Day 5 - Dishwasher

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The dishwasher packed up a few months ago and we decided that we wouldn't replace it just yet!!  but go back to the old days of doing the washing up manually, which was quite fun for the first few days :).  Well, this week has been busy and Nigel & I have been out everyday as well as engagements in…

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Day 4 -School & Lodge

First day back at school – well for me as Chaplain – the children went back yesterday.  Slight disruption as a new entrance and school office is in the process of being built so the ladies from then office have had to construct a temporary home in the corridor! The main downside was I couldn’t…

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Day 3 - Princess Alice

 

On the 3rd September 1878 - a pleasure boat by the name of the Princess Alice sunk in Galleons reach and many of her passengers (over 600) died in sewage invested waters. http://www.yellins.com/transporthistory/rail/alice.html 

Although this tradegy took place 130 years - a memorial within Barki…

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Day 2. Assignments and the waiting game

 

Give me 5 mins to do a project and I'll have it completed - give me three months to do the same project and I will still wait until the last 5 mins to complete it.  I work best and am more focused when under pressure... so I have 5 assignments to complete before the end of September - 2 have to b…

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Day 1. When do you stop worrying?

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Pinch, punch, 1st day of the month - no return!  Well that's actually what my son, Karl, received in the early hours of this morning - unwelcomed attention!

I received a text from him saying not too worry but something had happened and he would stay at a…

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