Rolo and I had an amazing day at Dog’s Trust Evesham’s fun day at Ragley Hall, Alcester, Worcs. Rolo met lots of new friends on two legs and 4, and lots of tail wagging went on. He also sold some books and gave paw prints! Next Sunday he’s at Bowood House, nr Calne, Wiltshire. He’s becoming tooo famous there will be no living with him :D
Staunton Country Park provided some recreation and some trees with he’s in to explore! The rhodedendrons are out and we surprised some goats! He’s tired out….but will be at Ragley Hall on Sunday 14 June 2015 for Dogs Trust Eveshams event and Sunday 21 June at Bowood Charity Dog Show.
A snippet of the sounds of the forest this morning enjoyed by Rolo and I
Bank holiday Monday and a perfect day for a circular walk. Parking in Great Bedwyn we set off across the fields enjoying birdlife and song, crossing a field of rapeseed in full flower seeing the windmill coming into view and dropping into the pretty village of Wilton. From there across the footpath to Crofton and the cafe was open as the beam engines were in steam so really enjoyed a coffee and hot dog stop. Then all the way along the canal past the Rosie and Jim boats back to where we started at Bedwyn.
Today was my first ‘go’ at cleaning my dear little church. There is a very organised rota and some people have been cleaning the house of The Lord for years. If we all take it in turns it’s only once or twice a year.
My usual method of housework is sweeping the room with a glance having lived overseas for 20 years but God provides dusters, polish and a Hoover.
There is something wonderfully calming being amongst ancient cool stonework. I am slightly in awe of the beauty of the Minton tiles lit by coloured sunlight which is pouring through the stained glass window by the altar. How many worshippers have knelt at the brass communion rail? Quite a few in the last week judging by the fingerprints! I remember my mother cleaning another church in my childhood; the Mothers Union rota. She will be smiling down to see me wielding a duster.
My work is done. Mental note to self to take my trusty Ewbank for the carpet next time it’s my turn.
Time for contemplation and prayer and yes, I sweep the nave with a glance as I leave quiet as a church mouse.