Monthly Archives: February 2006

Oh dear

It’s not that I’ve done nothing this morning, but was wondering why the quite so severe lack of motivation until I realised that I was listening to Marvin Gaye – doh.

We had a great weekend, flying kites with no wind (again, doh), lovely tortilla wraps, refried beans do really make a difference and some great films – The Third Man, The Woodsman and Kes. OK not particularly happy films – the lodger likes her films to be a bit more entertaining and braindead (I think that’s what she said) and left us to it, but as I think I’ve probably said before, I’m a sucker for a miserable ending and would choose One Flew Over The Cuckoo’s Nest over Shrek every time (for oh so many reasons but I won’t bore you today)

It was not a great weekend for liquids around me however, an entire large teapot full of (thankfully lukewarm) tea got upended over the breakfast table, narrowly missing the lodger. This should have been a good sign that I should opt out of communion serving in the evening service, but no, one of the pew cushions and a section of the floor will never be the same again. Good job we’re beginning major renovations really, whether they’ll let me serve when we get the nice new chairs remains to be seen…

…Well the Marvin Gaye CD has finished, need to find something with a bit more oomph – Any suggestions?

Also any suggestions for the Guardian quick crossword – we seem to have a Gilbert and Sullivan theme, which makes me a bit lost – to quote a certain recording artist – “What’s Going On?”


Just bemoaning the fact that my favourite internet sites are not being updated frequently enough, so thought I’d stop calling the kettle black (especially as our kettle is a rather fetching shade of silver) and get on with updating my own bit of the web.

I have had an excuse for not updating in the past month, I’ve had flu and various other illnesses to numerous to go into, but hopefully out of the way now. This has not been the best welcome for our new lodger, but she seems to have settled in OK to the Lemly and Rhys way of doing things.

Oh my, Minn has a wiblog – about time too really, I miss my regular dose of stream of Minnieconciousness, and it’s not really suffering from being in blog form, hurrah!

Went to see a fantastic Richard Thompson gig at the weekend, 2 hours drive away, but well, well worth it, as good as it gets. (I should perhaps point out for some international readers of this blog that 2 hours drive away for a concert in mainland Britain is a really long way, as I am aware that’s the sort of distance you go for a pint of milk in Australia (or something)).

Otherwise life has been pretty hectic for the past couple of weeks, our youthworker has croup, meaning I’ve been far more responsible for a lot of the little darlings than I usually am, also some good friends added to the number of little darlings last week – currently known as “boy” at a week old I hope he gets a name soon…

Has anyone got any ideas on the Guardian quick crossword by the way, I’m a bit stuck?