It's been a busy few days, Anne, my friend and colleague from Stokes Valley, arrived in Bromborough on Friday with her partner John. We all went to the Dibbinsdale on Friday evening where we enjoyed a very pleasant meal together. Ian and I went sightseeing with them yesterday, they wanted to go on "the ferry cross the Mersey" so we did that and then we visited both of Liverpool's cathedrals which are a huge contrast to each other architecturally. We took in some shoppping in the city centre and had a quick look at the Albert Dock, before catching the ferry back over the water. Later Anne and John came and shared a meal at our house, this morning they were setting off up north hoping to be at Loch Lomond in time for tea. It was lovely to see Anne and catch up with some news of happenings in the Valley, and to show her a bit of my home turf too. The hour went back here last night which gave me a very welcome extra hour of sleep this morning without making me late for church. I played in music group again, which I just enjoy so much, I think it may be a symptom of how relaxed my lifestyle is just now that I am really enjoying the stress caused by transposing songs at sight without any practise! Had a good chat with a few people after the service, which was nice, and was invited to a meeting next Friday, which I'll probably give a try. We had a quiet afternoon when the boys dashed through their homework ready for school tomorrow. I popped round to Mum's place to have a coffee and a chat with her. Soon we'll be off to the evening service, just time for a quick cup of coffee before we go.