Monday, 22 September 2008
Monday 22nd September 2008
What a wonderful, warm and sunny weekend we've just had. We went to Harry's prize giving on Friday night. He won the year academic music prize. We are so proud of him. That was the first senior school prize giving ceremony we had been to and we thoroughly enjoyed it.
On Saturday Charlie played rugby at Haileybury school. He won his game and felt he had had a good match. Whilst Charlie was away the rest of us took our bikes to Grafham Water and cycled the 10 mile perimeter, stopping for drinks and ice creams. The weather was glorious and the countryside views and smells of cut grass made the day idyllic. Graham and I plan to do the same in a couple of weeks time when Graham has a day off work and the children are at school.
In the evening we went to friends for dinner from church with some neighbours. We had a great evening and we all took some books to swap. After dinner we rummaged through the books on the floor and I came back with a couple of interesting ones.
Yesterday Graham took Charlie to rugby in the morning. Rosie played tennis with a friend in the village. I cooked lunch. In the afternoon I sunbathed in the garden before taking Harry early to church for band practice. I was on welcome duty and offered to take an eighty year old lady home after the service to save her booking a taxi. It was so funny as the dear lady couldn't remember where she lived! I drove up and down the road where she lives three times before she managed to locate the sheltered accommodation which she lives in! Bless her.
Church was brilliant as usual. Charlie went back to his friend's and then returned to church for a film evening. Graham and I are being so challenged at the moment and are going to be leading a cell group at home on Saturday mornings between 9.30am and 11am. We both struggle with attending a midweek evening group and really felt God challenge us when away at Shuttleworth about stepping out and leading a small group. We aim to start it in three weeks time with some help from our current cell group leaders who are going to stand down.
I went to the cinema later on in the evening with three friends. We saw The Duchess, a film about Georgiana, the Duchess of Devonshire. I thoroughly enjoyed it and thought Keira Knightley portrayed the role really well.
Today, so far, I have been to the gym, had coffee with a friend, unloaded the Tesco home delivery, cleaned the lounge and hoovered.