Week one was spent with our best mates in Derby , Paul & Ali , Matt & Sammy ...
I was the official chef for the week managing to give my mate Paul a touch of the trots towards the end of the week !!!
Life is tough for our much loved friends at the moment , they fully understand what it is to live out the biblical truth found in the Book of Romans 8 v17 " Now if we are children we are co-heirs of God and co-heirs with Christ , if indeed we share in his sufferings in order that we may share in His glory"
They are all suffering but thanks be to Jesus , they have hope..... a hope that is everlasting
During the week Matthew reached the grand old age of 17 ..and now has his own set of wheels ..and a very expensive insurance policy :-(
After Derby we headed off to Scotland to spend three days with friends from bygone years , Jerry ( the Snist ) , Helen , Hannah , Jo & Katie .
Loch Lomand was the location or rather an island on Loch Lomand called Inchmurrin .
We had a great time ..with a good few laughs ..especially when my less than light body almost managed to capsize the jetski !!
A few words and phrases that I will remember ...( you won't understand this next bit if you weren't there ..
"Oh Yes Jerry ...Oh no Jo !!"
"It's flat " .... "No! its ripley"
"There's a Black.. Bird on the tree " :-)
"She looks like she needs the toilet !!!
As I said you had to be there ...
For the final few days we headed south to Eastbourne and had a wonderful sunny time ,courtesy of "The Wrights" ... The girls caught up on their shopping in Brighton ...Oh the joys of being in a house full of women !!
Bad Hair day on the beach !!