End of a day, end of a month, and ready for bed ... but not before the thirty first blog with photograph is posted!
The services in Saint Nicholas' were good this morning and people seemed to enjoy singing some of the "old favourites". I don't know where the time went but maybe it just vanishes when folk are contented. It felt like a good number in church - but that's hard to gauge and I forgot to check the book. (For the non-Anglicans who read this, if there are any, we keep a register in which numbers attending worship are recorded and the book is signed by the person who reads the service and by the preacher.)
You'll have noticed that the photograph has nothing at all to do with church. It is a Birthday non-Cake! My niece, who must have had her twenty first birthday a few times by now, didn't want a big cake. So, her Mum, my sister, listened to her wishes and made a pile of wee buns instead! They were the cutest wee tiny morsels that you can imagine and very, very tasty!
A long time ago I must have fulfilled my role very well as the "Big Sister" because both of my "Wee Sisters" are excellent cooks! We had a beautiful meal and enjoyed a pleasant afternoon together.
With the brighter evenings it is all too easy to forget the time - and that's maybe not a bad thing either. So now I'm home to the rectory and ready to switch off the computer in preparation for a really early night!
Lord of all power and might,
the author and giver of all good things:
Graft in our hearts the love of your name,
increase in us true religion,
nourish us with all goodness,
and of your great mercy keep us in the same;
through Jesus Christ our Lord. Amen.
The Collect of the Seventh Sunday after Trinity
The Book of Common Prayer