Both the boys went on a school trip to see a retired teacher from their school carry the torch through Marlborough (Mr Perkins from the PE department).
We enjoyed the fruits of the vegetable patch and have shared our harvest with family. The salad crop has come along really well and the broad bean, peas and potatoes are continuing to grow well. With the summer weather coming into its own in the evening we managed to eat in the garden once this week and Lasagne just called for salad accompaniment.
|Salad leaves, spring onions and parsley|
|Jacob receiving his Gold Chief Scout's award|
Work on the house makeover has moved on again this week with the installation of new doors throughout upstairs and a couple downstairs. A school friend of Andy's came and fitted the five doors in one day and would have been back to fit the remaining three - had they arrived in the country but we will have to wait until the end of June before we can have the doors for the lounge.
|Before - with no doors |
(Andy could manage that part himself)
|New Doors in situ|
Josh has been off sampling life in the Royal Fleet Auxiliary on "RFA Mounts Bay". A leader in his Explorer Unit is serving on the ship and arranged for them to come down and visit. They got to hold rifles but were not allowed to fire them as it may have upset the windsurfers!
The bible verse for this week is Isaiah 59:19
He will attack like a flood
in a mighty windstorm.
Nations in the west and the east
will then honour and praise
his wonderful name.
Our prayer as a family for this week is for all churches who are preparing for this summer and the opportunities the Jubilee, Olympics and other events present us to show God at work in the community today. May we stand as beacons of God's love and reflect his glory to those around.
With God's blessings from my family to yours,