I'm struggling to find enough of them! From last weekend's pure relaxation and rest, this coming weekend is set to be mayhem and madness.......a table-top sale in the afternoon, my LP recognition service in the evening on Saturday, a Christening on Sunday morning and a leaving service for one of the circuit ministers in the afternoon.
There might just be time in the midst of it all for a meal or two, but not a lot else. Ahead of the weekend, I have to source more communion glasses as we are expecting more people to the recognition service than our church has glasses to accommodate - but then we do only have about 20 these days - and might need to make a trip to borrow some from another chapel. And then there is the baking for the table top sale's refreshments, and digging out some "stuff" to sell to support the cause.......
I am SO glad that we had last weekend. It was a peaceful, quiet, relaxing, mooching-about with no fixed plans kind of time, and involved lots of sitting around, sleeping, wandering around familiar places, and no deadlines, urgency or hassle. We took some great photos of squirrels which came to visit the caravan too, but they are on the EFG's pc and she's gone off to Latitude festival as a volunteer now, so I shall have to wait until next week to show you those. We thought one or two might be suitable to submit to the Countryfile calendar competition - we are rather impressed with the EFG's new camera!
We were so impressed with the caravan and just being at Kelling Heath last weekend again that the YFG would like to go back with her friend, and I have said that I will do what I can to fulfill that wish one day - perhaps not this year though. A little savings pot will have to be set up to keep some "holiday fund" money building up in, as for now, I have other expenses staring me in the face!
We need to have a refill of the oil tank [approx £350], I am waiting for the plumber to come back to me with an installation date for the over-bath shower [about £350-£400] and I need to pay for the YFG's school bus pass [£480] this month too. Seems funny that although the kids are supposed to stay in full time education, we still have to pay for post-16 transport, even to their nearest post-16 education centre.....so you can see that we are having to keep a tight rein on the pennies at the moment with all that to sort out. I haven't heard from the plumber for some time, so I shan't complain if that moves over into August!
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