Monday, October 23, 2006

An eventful weekend

On Satruday we thought we'd go and admire some apples. We had lovely time in Harlow Carr, looking at pretty plants, having a picnic and planning our tiny garden in the new house. On the way back we drove through the edge of Yorkshire Dales that we just gorgeous. My mum use to read James Herriot books to me when I was little and I nearly gave up my dream of either owning a sweet shop or toy shop and becoming a vet instead because of them.
Moses was very exited when we got home. We weren't so exited to see what he had done when we got home. He had totally and completely distroyed the lino in the kitchen (we were far too distraught to take any photographic evidence). He wasn't the most popular dog that night! Thankfully our landlord said that he doesn't mind us decorating (painting) so we are hoping he is not going to mind a new lino in the kitchen...
This was also the first weekend of our church hunting. We definitely had an experience and found one church where we will not be going mainly because we would like to have our hearing intact. The people were friendly when we got there and we got shown to our seats like in theatre (which David didn't mind but I quite like choosing where I sit). Someone mentioned to us when we were in Toronto that Hillsong have real thrive for spirit of excellence so we kind of expected some level of performance but this was totally of our scale...
In the end we walked out half way through the worship, wandered down to the Quayside with our ears still ringing, bought some fresh doughnuts, went to see some contemporary art and were quite certain about that that wasn't our flavour of church. They did seem very relational and nice bunch but maybe we are getting old because we could cope with the volume of music and the smoke machine just made me giggle.
In the afternoon we tried laying some lino tiles (didn't work so we'll have to go and buy some proper lino), had some God time, watched some friends, drank some tea and ate brownies and played some dominos. And got woken up buy upstairs noisy kids at the middle of the night but they are moving out in a week or so so i think we'll cope.

3 comments:

Nikki said...

have decided i definately need to go to work as i have started doing christmas shopping.... i must be a sad person or something nikkixxxx

Anonymous said...

Doesn't every church has a smoke machine...you guys are so out of date. The Lord came down in a puff of smoke(this manger idea is just a fairy tale) and thus said ...and thus my church shall be filled with the holy smoke....
Fresh doughnuts and brownies sounded good. I look forward to them when I visit....and i hope Moses is helping you with the laying of the lino and is looking forward to a visit from Kinza no tail.
Amy xxx

The Lindseys said...

Aaahhh, I thought they were going for the school disco look but I was obviously wrong ;)

Look forwards to seeing you next weekend, I'll need to make some more brownies, the weekend was far too stress full so we ate all the brownies :)

Christmas shopping - that's very organised Nikke! But at least you don't have to be shopping couple of days before Christmas when the shops are packed and you can't wait to buy your last present and just get out as fast as you can!