Last Friday as I waited at the Doctor’s surgery for my turn to be seen, my mind turned to my blog. How do readers view my life in a Vicarage??? More importantly, how do I see my life in a Vicarage?
I think I often fail to mention what a privilege it is to be married to a Vicar and to live in a Vicarage. We share in the ups and downs of our parishioners lives. Our lives become intertwined with our parishioners that when It is time to move on, there are plenty of tears. Our parishioners are more than friends but they are not family. There must always be a professional boundary which can be quite tricky.
As a Vicar’s Wife, I am also sometimes privy to secrets which I have to bring to my grave!
I think the best way to describe my life in a Vicarage is that it is a big mix of Doc Martin, Vicar of Dibley and Midsomer Murders!!!!
Doc Martin – For the comedy and gossip that goes on in a small village.
Vicar of Dibley – For the funny things that happen during a church service like when the organist continues playing long after the congregation has stopped singing!!!!
Midsomer Murders – For all the crime and mystery.