Today, the Badger is preaching at church, and I am looking forward to hearing him. I’m proud of my husband. He’s a good man.
Time to get up and cook some porridge, start the day.
Later on today is the wonderful flotilla of boats along the Thames to celebrate the Queen’s Diamond Jubilee. I love our queen, and so admire and respect her. It’s chill and overcast – I hope it doesn’t rain for them!
Then this evening our family is singing in a concert – another jubilee celebration. And Hebe cut the letters and shaping in the stone they have laid in the special flowerbed at Battle to mark the jubilee. I’ll try to get a photo of it to show you. It was a bit of a scramble! Every day she was cutting as fast as she could, then they rushed the stone across to Battle to fix it in place in time for the dedication ceremony. Alice helped with the design and finishing off the letters – painting or gilding, I can’t remember which they said.
Now Alice is working on the glass panel for our Carmelite friends at Thorganby – at Thicket Priory. It’s of St Joseph, because of his kindness and his silence, nurturing and protecting the Word; and it’s going to be so beautiful.
And the garden is GROWING – I swear those potatoes put on two or three inches in one day!
God bless this Lord’s Day to you. May you be happy today xxx
Five pairs of glasses! Why I had so many was because I used to be a minister of the church. During the spell when I was pastor of six churches all at the same time, just after Bernard died, everything I was at, I was leading – meetings, worship, funerals, weddings. I went through a patch of being really anxious lest I forgot my glasses and couldn't see to read the words of the liturgy/sermon notes etc. So I made sure I had spare glasses in my car, my briefcase, the pulpits, by the phone, on my desk – everywhere! Thank the Lord those days are gone. The only remnant of them is this clutter. Our optician collects unwanted glasses to send overseas where people are glad to have them - so I donated them there.