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Nov. 15th, 2005

Saturday was a very nondescript day here, though the All Blacks won against the Irish which must be good. Sunday was a lovely day, weather wise, which was good because being Remembrance Sunday we spent half an hour standing outside by a war memorial before the morning service. The church was absolutely packed for the service which followed and we ended up sitting right at the back by the door, I had to move really quickly at the end of the service to avoid being mowed down by the flag bearers as they left the church! Despite that it was a really lovely service, generally I'm not too keen on the big official services full important people, but this one had a really lovely feel to it, the hymns and readings really appropriate and a sermon which was just right for the occasion too. Mum came round to our place for Sunday lunch and we had a peaceful afternoon before facing a cold evening and the eccentricities of rail replacement buses on our way to the evening service. We only just arrived in time, because we had to wait ages for a bus, but the service was good once we were there and the buses managed to run on time on the way home. Yesterday we went to Birkenhead where I bought a new coat and some other bits and pieces including a black skirt which I particularly like. In the evening I went out for a meal at Frankie & Bennys with some members of the Coffee Plus group. In the end there were only 8 of us there, but that was a good number for having a really good chat and getting know people, so it suited me. Today I'm having a haircut after lunch and this evening I am going to a Christmas choir rehearsal at church. Need to do more washing and ironing and really exciting stuff like that too!!

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takahe
Nov. 15th, 2005 06:36 pm (UTC)
-I bought a new coat
It's so mild here lately that you rarely hear of people going out to buy a coat, well in my circles anyway - heh. I don't even have a coat. A jacket or two. Some polar fleece things.

-on our way to the evening service
So do you go to chuch twice every Sunday?
vivh
Nov. 15th, 2005 10:03 pm (UTC)
heh. I don't even have a coat. A jacket or two. Some polar fleece things.
I didn't have a coat when I lived in NZ either, I've been wearing one of Dad's coats,(which was almost new) but I wanted one of my own! It is getting pretty cold here now.

So do you go to chuch twice every Sunday?
Ian and I do most weeks, but the boys only usually come once, I play in music group in the morning and it's nice to just worship in the evening without the responsibility of leading! Our church here is pretty large, 400 to 500 people every Sunday, mornings are quite formal, whereas evenings are pretty laidback and relaxed with lots of new music and mainly young people leading the worship. Our rector(vicar) is a really talented musician/singer/ songwriter and worship here is just awesome!
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