So today began with a healthy bowl of porridge.
The morning turned out to be quite busy so maybe having a good breakfast was wise after all. Then lunchtime Holy Communion ... a good crowd turned up in spite of awful weather ... though the rain was going to become much worse later on.
Later, while waiting to go in to the BBC to record "Thought for the Day" the weather turned awful. My umbrella will end up in the bin and I spotted a number of others that had been abandoned along the streets. In a short walk to Broadcasting House I got totally soaked! For the next four Thursdays I'll have a spot on Radio Ulster at 6.55 am.
As often happens, I was a little bit early for the recording appointment so had fun with the camera as the evening traffic built up. Every picture was different ... almost like playing with a kaleidoscope ... and choosing just two to put on here is a challenging task.
Eliot wasn't too thrilled about the wind and rain. Rain he can enjoy ... but it seems that the wind makes him nervous and it is as much as you can do to persuade him to go out into the garden!
His chair is certainly where he prefers to be.
Now ... bedtime! So many blogs end with that statement. Maybe I should write it, "... and so to bed." Either way ... midnight is drawing very close and I need some beauty sleep!
Through the long night watches
may thine angels spread
their white wings above me,
watching round my bed.
Church Hymnal number 68 verse 6
Sabine Baring-Gould (1834-1924)