|Preparations for the new season|
My fixed points in the day were school assemblies in two schools thirty miles apart, one with ten pupils, one with nearer fifty. Both schools, though, heard of Jesus's triumphal entry into Jerusalem followed by the swift change of mood as welcome was replaced by hostlity and his execution on the Cross. All the chldren who wished to have one received a palm cross to remind them of the welcome on Palm Sunday, the death on the Cross -- and the rising to new life implicit in the fact that it is an empty cross, the resurrection which we will celebrate at Easter.
I had a meeting with a churchwarden in connection with sending out invitations for the six annual parochial church meetings. As she left, we heard a shout from next door, which necessitated calling an ambulance for a neighbour who had had a fall. There were a few other things to be done before I ground to a halt -- before midnight.