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Aug. 19th, 2006

Yesterday morning I went up to the church hall and had coffee with a load of other people there. It was great to catch up on everybody's news during the holidays and hear what everyone has been up to. The older children who were there, all decided to put on a couple of shows for the adults, mostly chaotic but all good fun, two year old Sophie completely stole the show though, by standing looking incredibly cute at the front of the stage!

After lunch we went to see Steve to talk about his website, which was good. Later in the day the whole family went over to the Stott's place for tea, where we had a lovely lasagne accompanied by elderberry wine, something I hadn't had for a long time. There were brownies and lots of summer fruits after too. It was really a very pleasant evening, though the weather outside was far from pleasant, very wet, but rather muggy.

In other exciting news we finally received the long promised brown bins for garden waste, part of Wirral's plan to remove itself from the bottom of the "environmentally friendly councils" list, but we still can't use the bins until September 26th!

This morning Ian and I have been out for a prayer meeting at Harry and Viv's place, they are going out to Tanzania in October, and preparations are well under way. Later we'll all be going round to Angela's for Ben's party.

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moth1
Aug. 19th, 2006 04:46 pm (UTC)
My parents, and most people in the village, used to make elderberry wine - and ther was fierce competition for awards at the local show. Elderflower champagne is gorgeous on a summer day. We made some elderflower cordial and mixed it with cheap white wine to get similar results.

Our garden bins are green.
vivh
Aug. 20th, 2006 01:50 pm (UTC)
I think elderberry wine is lovely, but it's an unusual taste. I remember my Dad making some when I was little, it was the first wine I really enjoyed the taste of.

Our garden bins are green. Well that seems very logical, but our ordinary bins are green so it would be rather confusing!
takahe
Aug. 19th, 2006 08:34 pm (UTC)
Nice coffee times, you have. We hardly seem to have time to stop, which is very sad. Must rectify that somehow!

I sometimes wonder if you will announce your decision to go to Africa one day.

-Later in the day the whole family went over to the Stott's place for tea, where we had a lovely lasagne accompanied by elderberry wine, something I hadn't had for a long time
Elderberry wine sounds terribly English and country-ish and from Tales of Brambly Hedge or something *g*

The bins sound good. We finally bought some recycling bins for the classrooms, to get rid of all the paper, and the children are very excited about it.
vivh
Aug. 20th, 2006 01:54 pm (UTC)
Coffee is very impotant, you should always find time for it!! Prioritise*g*

I sometimes wonder if you will announce your decision to go to Africa one day.
Me too, but don't hold your breath, it won't be for a while yet if I ever do!

Recycling is good. I really should recycle more, though I'm better than I used to be at remembering!
sheaj34
Aug. 20th, 2006 09:16 am (UTC)
Brown Bin
We didn't get a brown bin! Maybe they ran out of bins before they got to our road.
vivh
Aug. 20th, 2006 01:56 pm (UTC)
Re: Brown Bin
Mum got hers before us, I'm sure they'll get to you soon, probably while you're away, I'll keep my eyes open in the next few days.
sheaj34
Aug. 21st, 2006 08:44 am (UTC)
Re: Brown Bin
Bin arrived before we left, good timing! Thanks though.
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