There it is! So now, if the bag were packed I'm ready to go! Actually it almost is....but how many pairs of shoes do you need for a week? I'm guessing that the new "sturdy" sandals will be the most frequent footwear. They look like hiking boots without the uppers....wish I had taken a picture but no time now so to do.
The colour is "walrus" so that gives you an idea of the rather non-flattering shade of brown. The soles resemble digger tyres. But they're comfortable!! And that's the number one concern.
The bank, without any notice, came up with a handful of Lira. It was the teller's mother who couldn't get to Turkey because of the volcano and she brought them back to the bank especially today so that I could have them. Wasn't that kind? Feel so sorry for her that she didn't get a chance to use them... but pleased that the person who didn't know you had to order currency received them!
Like yesterday, today began with a 6.30 am session in the Parish Office to photocopy the notice sheet for Sunday. That works on two levels because it meant that Eliot had a good run before going into kennels.
He seemed a bit less "bouncy" today... maybe he does pick up a sense that he'll not see me for a few days. I know that in kennels he will be looked after so well - actually probably get more attention than he does most days here at the Rectory. But I'll miss his sweet breath and big brown eyes.
The morning walk gave a chance too for a last photograph of the cherry blossom. It will most likely be gone next week. The delicate pink and intricate design is so beautiful. Catching it in the morning light is a bonus.
So that's it folks! God willing the next time I blog it will be from Kas in Turkey when you'll see a slice of a warmer place and different buildings, markets and maybe even dogs!
Now let all living things rejoice,
let young and old lift heart and voice:
Christ is risen! Alleluia!
He rose to cheer us on our ways,
he lives to bless us all our days:
Alleluia! Christ is risen!
Alleluia! Christ is risen! Alleluia!
Church Hymnal number 287
verse 3 of "The whole bright world rejoices now..."
translated from the German by Percy Dearmer.