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September 2016 Rector’s Letter

04 Sep

September 2016 “I hate computers!”   I bet you’ve said that more than once.  If not, you either never use computers or you’re a super-expert and can’t understand why any of us have problems.  Towards the end of June, the computer I do ALL my work on started to not ‘wake up’ when I switched it […]

August 2016 Rector’s Letter

04 Sep

August 2016 “Ahhwoahahh”   James emitted a cry of frustration. He had discovered the ‘joy’ of crawling.  Setting his sight on a desired object, he lowered his head, moved his hands and feet furiously, then stopped and looked up; his desired object was further away!  He lowered his head, activated his hands and feet, stopped and […]

July 2016 Rector’s Letter

04 Sep

July 2016 “It’s just died – what am I going to do?”   Diane woke to find her smart phone had a blank screen.  It had ‘frozen’ the day before, but seemed to be working again, but in the morning it seemed lifeless.  Diane tried plugging in the phone – it has once or twice suffered […]

June 2016 Rector’s Letter

04 Sep

June 2016 “I would like to make jam.” Ben was eating jam on toast and as his looked up to speak, his face had a cheerful smear and a big grin. Ben was to lose Mummy, Grandma and Nanny for the weekend as they attended the Ladies’ Capernwray weekend – and Daddy had forgotten to […]

May 2016 Rector’s Letter

30 Apr

May 2016 “Choklt.”  Neatly written and legible, it appeared on our shopping list; I don’t know if you can read it (we were helped by the conversation preceding the writing).  Ben, aged 5, was with us for the afternoon.  “Can I have a cheese string, Granddad?” he asked.  “I’m afraid not; you’ve eaten them all.  […]

April 2016 Rector’s Letter

30 Apr

April 2016 “Oh, I think there is some water down here.”  Diane and I spent the last week of February in Cyprus.  Apart from being eaten on the first day by mosquitos, we had a very enjoyable holiday, which was “ruined”: we visited a wide range of Roman and early Christian ruins, including the ‘Tombs […]

March 2016 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

March 2016 “Aaaawoooaaah!” And with that, the body fell back!  My years (1974-79) on the Isle of Man ended with two years working as an Assistant Nurse at a Psychiatric Hospital, the final year on night duty.  One of my tasks was to convey any patients who died during the night to the mortuary.  Most […]

February 2016 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

February 2016 “Ninjago! Oh wow! I love Ninjago.” “Angry birds! Angry birds! I love it!”  “No, I don’t want to take off my furry ‘Frozen’ coat!  I love it!”  Zach, Aedan and Maayana respectively were responding to some of their Christmas gifts.  Diane smiled at me; she had just opened her token gift of chocolate […]

January 2016 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

January 2016 “Grandma, Granddad, I love you.” Aedan gave us both a big hug, rapidly followed by Maayana.  Up to Summer 2014, we saw Aedan and Maayana almost every Sunday and knew their every mood, observed their development and were a clear part of their support framework.  Then Tim and Natalie moved to Preston, closer […]

December 2015 Rector’s Letter

03 Mar

December 2015 “…and God doesn’t like it!” Maayana and Aedan spent part of the October half term with us.  We bought some ‘witch’s hat’ cakes for them, but they could only be eaten if we described them as black & green cakes as, we were told in unison, ‘We don’t do Halloween; Mummy and Daddy […]