Monday, 26 January 2009

Han's & Dan's visit

It has been lovely to have Han and new(ish) hubby Dan with us for a few days. Here you can see Hannah and Lydia in a glam contest whilst Dan and Julia battle it out on Nintendo wars!

Sunday, 25 January 2009

Lynn's 50th Birthday

Today was a momentous day, the 50th birthday of my lovely wife Lynn. It was great to have Han and Dan (son-in-law) with us for the week, and they shared the celebrations. The church arranged a 'surprise' party for her after the morning service, but she is too clever to be taken by surprise! When I told her that we had made arrangements for Sunday lunch, Lynn said 'So we are having lunch at church then are we'. There are no flies on her! It was great to welcome some friends from Dartmouth to the party. We then came home and had a family birthday tea - we are now all birthdayed out!

Saturday, 17 January 2009

Jireh ashore

Well the winter gales are in full swing and although Jireh has been bravely weathering them at her mooring on the river I decided that it was time to bring her ashore for a refit. As usual, recovering her onto the superb swinging-cradle trailer was very easy and she is now snug on our driveway. The picture shows happy sunny sailing on Jireh!

Tuesday, 6 January 2009

Rock Solid

Happy New Year to all who read my blog. Tonight was the launch of our new children's club at church. We are using the Rock Solid material, produced by Youth for Christ. There was some disappointment from some of the children who would have preferred the club on Friday, but we had eight at the first night, including a couple of new faces. Our theme was 'relationships' which brought some interesting discussion! But we tried to show that God created both man and women for each other, and we pray that it will teach them something of God's wonderful plan for mankind.