Thursday, June 22, 2017

Encounter with the bull

Thursday 22nd June 2017
Mum, the bull's coming

What's in the bucket?

Very nice, thank you

What do we do now?

Mummy, give me a cuddle

It's all right, dear, all over.

Monday, June 19, 2017

Waiting for Christmas!

Monday 19th June 2017

The chainsaw sculptures of Mary and Joseph stand in the blazing midsummer sun whilst we prepare for the intervening events like a re-dedication of a restored church building and the Church's stand at the summer Show.

Sunday, June 18, 2017

Saturday, June 17, 2017

Cathedral Messy Church

Saturday 17th June 2017
On the coach going to Newcastle...

 ...where we caught the bishop playing football skittles,
modelled people out of sticky building noodles

and discussed baptism with Canon Clare McLaren at the font.

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Nanny in the nursery

Wednesday 14th June 2017
One cow looks after all the calves to give the other mothers some time off.  I'm driving around trying to organise a family coach trip to "Messy Church" in the Cathedral  --  which will offer some respite to them!

Tuesday, June 13, 2017

"St Aidan's Way"

Tuesday 13th June 2017
On the way from Greenhaugh First School to Thorneyburn as a "St Aidan's Way" pilgrimage
Telling us about the height of the snowdrifts on the way to school in 1963

The ruins of the old water mill just above...

...Low Linn

Sharing a picnic of bread...

...and grapes,
as we hear about St Aidan's teaching the Northumbrians about Jesus and His Last Supper with the disciples when they shared bread and wine.

Saturday, June 3, 2017

Family Fair

Saturday 3rd June 2017
A successful fair,

a happy atmosphere

and the hard work was worth it.

Thursday, June 1, 2017

Getting ready for the Fair

Thursday 1st June 2017

If you  switch to and fro between these two pictures, you can see the Browns getting the Rectory garden at Bellingham ready for Saturday's Family Fair!