As chair of Governors at our local primary school I have been busy recruiting and have conducted three different sets of interviews in the past few weeks. However we do now have a new clerk to the governors and Head teacher (our current one is retiring at Christmas) and we have reviewed our senior management team. I also attended a wonderful Infant music festival featuring songs from around the world to celebrate this Olympic year.
We have harvested our first crop of potatoes and mange tout and have really started to enjoy the fact we can wander down the garden and choose vegetables for tea. The broad beans are coming on and should be ready to eat very soon.
We enjoyed a weekend away camping with some of the families from church. We visited the Forest of Dean and although it rained Friday night, we were tucked up in bed by then and it then stayed dry until we had almost packed all the tents away on Sunday. We had a wander round the aptly named Puzzle Wood, home to Merlin and Dr Who on some days (but not while we were there!). Then while we sat in their picnic garden the sun came out and we all came home slightly pinker than when we left.
We have even managed to enjoy the newly finished patio, although we have yet to find the sun out at a meal time, but we just keep thinking that the summer must be just round the corner!!
We have added some extra vegetable garden space, down the side of the patio and have planted some purple sprouting broccoli together with some pinks and lavender.
Then after what seemed like a whole week at the primary school for various meetings, we had our next event in the Vizor summer of sport and went to Wimbledon, for men's finals day. Josh had secured us the chance to buy centre court tickets this year, but we still needed ground passes for the rest of the family and Josh's friend, who joined us for the day out.
As we watched Andy Murray getting closer to the finals the chances that the queue for tickets on finals day would be "quite short" seemed less likely and so we were really happy for Andy Murray that he got to the finals, but it meant we had to adjust our plans for joining the queue. So at 6am we got up and made our way to SE19 through the rain.
|Apparently, this flag is too big!!!|
However, the queuing was not as long as the last time we went, when Josh and Andy had to wait for 8 hours to get in just in time to see the third game start at 5pm. This time they were in before Andy Murray and Roger Federer made their appearance. We made friends with the ladies behind us in the queue and they joined on the hill for the remainder of the day. We are staying in touch with them and in fact will meet up with one of them, Linda, at the Olympics, as she is in charge of the central London venues!
We took it in turns to watch the the match in centre court and while not in our seats we had a great position on the hill. However it was mine and Josh's turns on the hill when the heavens opened and we made the best tent we could out of two umbrellas and a ground sheet, but we still got wet.
|Linda & Lesley join the Vizor family plus Esina at Center Court, Wimbledon|
|JV and his new camera man, JV|
|Vizor Summer holiday planner|
This week's Bible verse is from Isaiah, and over the summer I must make a conscious effort to spend more time with God. I have been comforted by another blog that I follow, The girl creative, who having taken time off from blogging when she realised her husband had no pants for the week (a story worth reading www.thegirlcreative.com) has come back with renewed vision from God and a realisation you don't have to blog to a timetable and that family time and God time are actually more important.
“Cheer up! Don’t be afraid.
Your God is coming
to punish your enemies.
God will take revenge on them
and rescue you.”
Our prayer this week is for all those around the country and world who are preparing for holiday club events during the summer. We pray for the children who will attend and that they may encounter God in a way that makes sense for them. We pray for the teams who will deliver God's word to these children and their families. And we pray for the churches who host the events that may be beacons of God's love to their communities.
With God's blessings from my family to yours,