Wednesday, September 13, 2017

Interval between the rain

Wednesday 13th September 2017
Near Hallington at the southern end of the deanery

Saturday, September 9, 2017

Home again

Saturday 9th September 2017
Molly surveys Bellingham after her summer holiday

Tuesday, September 5, 2017

Term begins

Tuesday 5th September 2017
The great Cattle Take-over

Wherever I drove, the cattle ruled the road.  Still, I managed to visit three schools to ask what help the Church could provide this term; and I also attended a meeting about developments at St Cuthbert's Elsdon.

Saturday, September 2, 2017

Our local St Cuthbert's Trail

Saturday 2nd September 2017
We walked our local St Cuthbert's Trail from St Cuthbert's Elsdon (where we had breakfast) to St Cuthbert's Corsenside (lunch) and now (looking down to the valley of the River Rede) on to Bellingham for prayers at St Cuthbert's Well  and in St Cuthbert's church before tea.

St Cuthbert's Festival

Friday 1st September 2017
St Cuthbert's Festival weekend began with a talk and reflections "on St Cuthbert's Way" after walking from Melrose to Lindisfarne at the beginning of May

Thursday, August 31, 2017


Wednesday 30th August 2017
Purple loosestrife on the Rectory glebe where I found a beautiful big green frog with dark markings who looked just like the orchid leaves.  But it hopped under the foliage  before I could photograph it.
Then the honey bees flew off, leaving just one bumble bee in the centre of the picture:

Monday, August 28, 2017

Elsdon Fair

Monday 28th August 2017
Ice cream cones as a reward for a hard afternoon's barbecuing..

...and Zebedee comes home with second prize in the "Golden Oldies" class of the Dog Show