Sunday, September 17, 2017

Mutterings - Sep 17

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Virus :: Computer (though I did have my flu virus injection yesterday!)
  2. Checkbook :: Signed
  3. Cackle :: Macbeth
  4. Tooth :: Fairy
  5. Uber :: Mench
  6. Breach :: Agincourt (once more...)
  7. 2020 :: Vision
  8. Pod :: Coffee (still avoid using them!)
  9. Website :: Here!
  10. Suspicious :: Glance

Saturday, September 09, 2017

Liverpool walkabout

This week a group of us from All Saints went on a Liverpool walkabout, mainly a succession of pub visits, train to lime St and then on foot (or taxi for the older members!). Lunch at the Philharmonic - which was a bit of a mixed affair - someone got a burnt dinner which took ages to replace.
A visit to Ye Cracke (pictured) where one of the walkers had spent his 21st birthday, back when it was apparently a John Lennon haunt. Then down to the front and after a few more visits a train home!

Mutterings - Sep 9

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Tweet :: Thread
  2. Fortify :: Battlements
  3. Nonsense :: Verse (Lear?)
  4. Good :: Life (as in lived rather than an ancient BBC comedy!)
  5. Defined :: Function (computers...)
  6. Recreation :: Ground
  7. Want? :: Need?
  8. Need :: Food ,, Beg (I really hadn't seen the above!)
  9. Parks :: Bushes
  10. Should :: Morals

Saturday, September 02, 2017

Manchester May 2017

Again back a bit

St Anne's square Manchester after the bomb, a place for the community to honour and remember, a swift visit over lunchtime but emotionally very powerful!

Wednesday, August 30, 2017

Saying farewell

(catching up!)
the reference (captions?)
Some time ago now we said farewell to Dave Mock the vicar of All Saints and St Barnabas, he's since been inducted as vicar of Christ Church Barnton. This picture is when Chris - one of the church wardens - spoke about the reference she gave him! We now look back to nearly 10 years of his ministry and care of us and look forward to whatever God is leading us to.

Teaser Tuesday - Aug 29

The rules are:
  • Grab your current read.
  • Let the book fall open to a random page.
  • Share with us two (2) 'teaser' sentences from that page, somewhere between lines 7 and 12.
  • You also need to share the title and author of the book that you’re getting your 'teaser' from .. that way people can have some great book recommendations if they like the teaser you've given!
I instinctively performed an appraisal comparable to a Homeland Security Threat Assessment. Were we facing a Low, Guarded, Elevated, High, or Severe Threat Level?
from Jesus, My Father, The CIA and Me by Ian Morgan Cron. This was our book group book of the month. I wanted to like this and it tried very hard (too hard!) to be liked, but I just couldn't engage with this. It's a story of US minister growing up with an alcoholic father who worked for the CIA and sidelong looks at how his childhood affected his life. Glowing testimonies by well known Christian writers prefaced the book I wondered whether they'd read the same book! It was a book you either loved or hated the ceaseless rush of peripheral anecdotes just turned me off! Another sentence
Every eleven-year-old boy in the Western Hemisphere chooses to play one of two instruments: the snare drum or the trumpet.
- no they don't!

Monday, August 28, 2017

Mutterings - Aug 28

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Slipping :: Side (thinking skiing?)
  2. Thin line :: blue
  3. Blur :: Artistic
  4. Dream :: On!
  5. Love :: Actually
  6. Full :: Burp!
  7. Attempt :: Record
  8. Breast :: Stroke
  9. Hang :: Glider
  10. Gill :: Eric

Tuesday, August 22, 2017

Mutterings - Aug 22

This week's free word associations from Unconscious mutterings are:
  1. Anticipation :: Breathless
  2. Insecurity :: Chronic
  3. Forgive :: Forget
  4. Positivity :: Relentless
  5. Disappointment :: Tears
  6. Birthday! :: Cake!
  7. Purchase :: Impulse
  8. Sentimental :: Journey
  9. Lurk :: Sinister
  10. Superstition :: Fear

Saturday, August 19, 2017


The final day we took a circular walk to Ludlow. Ludlow - medieval house Again we took the easier course by retracing the route of the morning. Had a wander around the town - an enjoyable drink at a cafe also selling bottles of gin (we took some away!!). There was a brief meeting, by chance, with someone we met on our first Inntravel holiday in Almeria back in 2007! He was playing in a band in the town square.