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Fashion Faux Pas (Almost!)

A week ago on Sunday, I decided to put on my long wool tartan skirt for church that morning even though it was a sunny Autumn’s morning. Rural churches tend to be cold. I don’t like to be cold because I will need the loo when I am cold and most of our churches don’t have loo facilities.

Anyway, just before leaving the Vicarage, I went to the cloakroom. The moment I stepped into the cloakroom, I heard a sound. It sounded like pins dropping on a stone floor. I took another step and I heard the sound again. I looked down to see that the cloakroom floor was semi covered in little plastic pins!!!! But where did they come from???????? I soon discovered that they came from my wool skirt. You see even though it is a vintage skirt it had been unused and so these little pins were used to hold the pleats together!!!!!!!!! I had been walking round the Vicarage for at least half and hour and these little things didn’t fall off then. Why???? I have no idea but I was just thankful that this didn’t happen in church especially when I went forward to receive communion!!!!!!!!!

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Pay as you go

Sunday, 27 October 2019

Church today.  Mrs C lamented to the Mhinisteir that she hasn’t been introduced to me yet.  Joys of Multi Parish Benefice!!!

Monday, 28 October 2019

In bed.

Tuesday, 29 October 2019

Met an ordinand and Wife.  Ordinand was told by tutor at Theological college that Ecclesiastical robes have no meaning!!!! Should I start a petition for the tutor to be retrained???

Received devastating news about a friend in the Highlands.

Wednesday, 30 October 2019

Mini tiff with the Mhinisteir.  He thought I should be in bed resting and I disagreed!

Thursday 31 October 2019.  

The oil tank has finally been topped up!

A friend who lived in Scotland has sadly passed away.  Need to write to his widow when the funeral is over.

Friday, 1 November 2019  

November already? Where has the time gone??? The Mhinisteir kindly topped up my pay as you go phone.  Apparently, normal people don’t use pay as you go!!!!!

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Out of the mouth of babes…

“What sweetie did the man give you, grannie?”  enquired a little girl of her Grandmother.

On Sunday in church, together with the rest of the congregation, they had both gone forward to the communion railing to receive communion (grannie) and blessing (little girl).

The little girl obviously thought that the communion wafers the Mhinisteir was giving out was some kind of sweetie!!!!!’