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May 2015 Rector’s Letter

11 May

May 2015       “I’m actually having a great day!” Euan seemed almost surprised.  My second ‘Granddad Day Out’ took 5 grandchildren to the Pleasure Beach along with Tim and Jen.  We had wristbands and 6 hours… Jen was happy to take the older boys on Valhalla – Tim was willing to take the […]

April 2015 Rector’s Letter

11 May

April 2015       “She’s not called Auntie Meanie for nothing!” Euan cheerfully shot over his shoulder towards Aedan and added for good measure, “and Dad’s called Uncle Grump.”  The titles are self-imposed and undeserved: Tom & Jen take a firm and consistent approach to any children permanently or temporarily in their care and […]

March 2015 Rector’s Letter

11 May

March 2015       “Don’t you know, Granddad?” Ben had arrived at short notice and I was checking whether he had eaten.  With great relish, he announced that he had had ‘a chocolate sandwich’ amongst other things for his tea and wasn’t hungry (It didn’t stop him from chip pinching as Diane & I […]

February 2015 Rector’s Letter

11 May

February 2015       “No, Daddy would say…” and so saying, Maayana flung herself backwards into the armchair, adopted a recognizable posture, and continued with a fair impersonation of her father “…Maayana, I don’t know where your Barbie is, have you looked for it?” and folded her arms in an impeccable copy of her […]

January 2015 Rector’s Letter

11 May

January 2015       “Thank you for the card, Granddad” Euan flung his arms around me and hugged me tight.  Zach glanced over his shoulder, “Oh, yes, thank you for the thing.” and carried on with racing around.  “Did you figure out what the card meant, Euan?”  Euan had received a card from me […]

Confirmation 2015

11 May

Karen, Lisa, Francesca and Emily confirmed on 26th April by Bishop Geoff Congratulations as they declare themselves for Jesus – and life!       

December 2011 Magazine Article

01 Dec

December 2011 “That’s for sharing!” We are decorating a house in Lancaster before putting it on the market, and Jen is taking the lead role in decoration, which explains why I was in Spar with Jen and Zach, buying lunch.  Seeing a special offer on ‘Cadbury’s Christmas wish star’ – 2 for £1 – I […]

November 2011 Magazine Article

01 Nov

November 2011 “Crabs don’t talk!” The logic was irrefutable. Zach was being interrogated by a doctor.He remained resolutely silent, his hands making opening and closing motions – like a crab’s claws, it transpired – while the doctor asked him questions. Finally, the doctor asked in exasperation “Can’t you talk?” to which the response was “Crabs […]

October 2011 Magazine Article

01 Oct

October 2011 Nathanael flashed his lights . The car in the inner lane was pulling up fast behind a lorry, and indicated he was pulling out, edging towards the overtaking line.Nathanael flashed his lights to indicate that he had seen the driver and was holding back to let him in.The driver pulled in, and drew […]

September 2011 Magazine Article

01 Sep

September 2011 “Bbbbrraaappff” – Approximately the sound made by Nat on Ben’s tummy, to which Ben responded with a squeal of laughter and a broad smile.Ben is our youngest grandchild, now 6 months old, and a most enjoyable part of our holiday in France this summer.We stayed in a gite at La Mayet, near Ambert, […]