Sunday, 22 April 2012


We have had a busy week this week (when don't we??) but we have got so much done as well.  We started the week with Jacob's scouts being invted to have tea with the mayor and as they needed someone to drive the scouts back to the hall afterwards I was able to stay as well.  The children were able to visit the council chambers and try out the sound systems before being shown into the mayor's parlour to view the collection of gifts past and present mayors have received.  The mayor then showed them the ceremonial regalia she wears and the children got a chance to try on some of the clothing. We then had tea and biscuits (or squash) and each of the children was presented with a certificate to mark the occasion.

Jacob checking out what it is like to be mayor
I had governor meetings this week and have more in the week coming up, I some times feel like I live at the primary school!  Jacob was selected to read at this year's scout St George's day parade so he had rehersals for that and then a presentation evening for a hike both he and Josh entered recently. The "Les Barnes" hike is an overnight incident hike (well is starts at 5pm and is finished by midnight but most of it is in the dark!) and having come second two years running Jacob had been selected as patrol leader and motivated his team to get round as quick as they could and to complete the tasks set before them. All his hard work paid off and this year his patrol won the event.

Through all of this Josh has been working hard at school as more exams loom at the end of next month. 

The weather has been against us for working in the garden this week with wind, rain and hail.  I did find time to make some birthday cards.

All other crafting this week has been by Jacob, with us running around finding him pens and pencils and glue and junk as he prepared for the scout district handicraft show.  Although his victoria sandwich resembled a biscuit he took along his other items and the team won another trophy this week.  Jacob picked up four certificates for his entries.

Jacob's jumk model robot, a poster and pottery with his certificates.
I had help with this week craft inspired by last week's bible verse.  A neighbour of ours turns wood and had taken one of the large branches from the apple tree and has turned it into a bowl  I think this represents the love of God's powers in creation rather than of worldly things, don't you?

Apple tree reborn as a bowl
At church this afternoon, we talked about what it means to be witnesses to Christ's power in our lives, just as the disciples were sent out as witnesses of Christ's death and resurrection.  I hope in someway, this little blog is part of my witness of God's power at work in my life. This week's bible verse is from Psalms:

Everyone who trusts the Lord
    is like Mount Zion
    that cannot be shaken
    and will stand forever.
Psalm 125:1

Our prayer as a family this week is that we find time to study God's word and what it means in our lives, so that others may see God at work in us and want to know more.

With God's blessing from my family to yours,

Jo x

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