Monday, April 28, 2008

Hectic week

Sorry for not posting last week it was a bit manic . Lots of travelling too and fro to various venues and visiting folk . I was in Yorkshire on Sunday , Worcester on Tuesday, Leicester on Wednesday and Coventry on Friday ...ended up speaking in one form or another about nine times . So much for ministers working just one day a week :-)

Anyway this weeks diary looks a little less frenetic ...might even find the time to go to the gym !

Monday, April 21, 2008

Prom Dress Nightmare

On Saturday I went with Katie , Gill & Will Chapell to the Trafford Centre to buy Katie a dress for her leavers Prom . What an nightmare :-( I am so glad I took Will along ...we managed to find ourselves in the cinema watching a film whilst the girls slogged it out in the shops !!

Eventually after about 4hours of hunting she found a dress ...but now she is not sure ... It must be very stressful being a girl !!

Thursday, April 17, 2008

Under the Broom Tree

Been on a pastors retreat for a couple of days in Wales near Porthmadog . Phil ,myself and Allistair Simms spent a good few hours in Prayer, in Scripture , in discussion and in the ministry of God's word via the MP3 player .

We Listened to these Guys whilst there on their names and listen to some of their stuff yourself .. Alistair Begg, Mark Driscoll, Matt Chandler, David Platt, John Piper.

All of us benefitted from this time of reflection .. ..It started well with a big breakfast ...

This is where we stayed ...Had its own patrolman in a funny hat !!Great views Well wouldn't you be laughin if you were wearin those shades !!Watch what your doing with your hand of fellowship :-)After a few hours Al had had enough of Phil & Me took us five hours to talk him down !!Surprise ...the Cyberman was a little flustered The hair restorer is failing badly :-)What a place to Pray So who did you say is picking up the bill Rob ?Looking cool with his thermal mug ... I dont need a thermal to look even cooler :-)

Monday, April 14, 2008

Happy Day ...Owen & Emily get married

The Happy Couple

On Saturday Gill & I were privileged to attend the wedding of Owen & Emily . I have known Owen since he was a young pup and it was great to see him hitching up with his beautiful bride Emily Congratulations to both of you and enjoy the honeymoon :-)

On the day we also had a chance to catch up with some Friends we haven't seen in a while . Jerry & Helen and also Jen Baxter who is working with the Crowded House in Sheffield and who confessed to me that she never reads this blog !! Shame on you Jen :-)

Jerry & Helen Rob Sadler & Geraint

Thursday, April 10, 2008

Pics from France

A cold Lake Geneva !
Laura made some cards with Cisca a lovely Dutch lady who is in a neighbouring apartment
The view from our apartment balcony .... it Snowed !

Gill had a birthday whilst we were there ...Katie bought her the card on the right !!
More Snow
The Reformation Wall in Geneva
Katie & John Calvins Chair

Snowy mountains in Chamonix
Inside the Glacier ..The Mer de Glace
Mont Blanc Again
Horse with a niffty wig in Chamonix
More Mountains

I love Tulips
Good lookin Family !

Village of Yvoire
More Flowers & one big Flower !
Mary Magdalene
Wouldn't be France without these for Breky !
Painted Shop in Evian
All in all a nice break , although we did miss Anna who was in Cornwall with Ben & his family ...

Tuesday, April 08, 2008

Back from France

Well I'm back and suitably refreshed and feeling the full weight of the French Food :-)& a hole in my pocket ...bit pricey over there ;-(
I'll be posting some photos later on as soon as Katie finds the camera !!

Tuesday, April 01, 2008

Having a break ..

We are all off for a few days break as of today Click here . Not taking the laptop , having a complete break from technology ... So I will be posting again next week ..