Sunday, 11 July 2010

2010:365:192 The coffee story ends (for now).

The last of the present run of "Coffee Pictures" comes at the end of a busy Sunday.  Here the one cup filter machine provides a bedtime drink before a relatively early night.  It has been a long day with three services and a birthday celebration dinner in between.  
This desktop machine is really cute
and it makes a good cup of coffee!  Perhaps it isn't much use if you want a second cup but it is fun and sometimes gets used for a morning cup.  Trouble is - as soon as I move Eliot thinks it is time to get up so there's no chance of a moment longer in bed.
It was good to be with the family for lunch - the excuse was my nephew's birthday - a while ago now.
Once again the candle set off the fire alarm!  Can you believe that my sister actually had one of these fireworks on his cake!  Crazy woman who, if her grandchild is to be believed is only twenty one!  The same grandchild knows that her dad is thirty two and is somewhat puzzled but can't quite work out exactly what is the problem!  At the moment she thinks it might be something to do with the fairies!

They are delightful little girls and it was lovely to see them again.  The re-lighting birthday candles were given an outing and so everyone had a number of chances to "help daddy blow out his cake"!
Apart from the gallons of fresh cream, chocolate tart, strawberry jellies and a groaning cheese board that followed a fantastic meal, there were also some "healthy options" that you could have along with everything else.  It is raspberry season and those on today's platter were especially tasty!
Now, as Samuel Pepys wrote on 10th July, 1667: "... and then home and sung, and to supper with great content, and so to bed."

Blessed are you, Sovereign God, creator of light and darkness!
As evening falls, you renew your promise
to reveal among us the light of your presence.
May your word be a lantern to our feet
and a light upon our path,
that we may behold your glory coming among us.
Strengthen us in our stumbling weakness
and free our tongues to sing your praise,
Father, Son and Holy Spirit:
Blessed be God for ever!

Celebrating Common Prayer
Evening Prayer - Form 3

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