Catch up blog
In the good old days at Spurgeon's (when I said i was busy) I used to blog about most things, but since I moved to Huddersfield and started at Milnsbridge things have lacked a bit on the blog front.
Well, here's some news about me today, and then a church update asap.
The wedding is now ten weeks, three days away. I've been measured at Moss Bros for my suit, along with ushers, bestman, and fathers etc. I ate at the reception place last night. The Table D'hote menu was fillet of beef in a stilton sauce which was gorgeous beyond belief. Though Helen had Ostrich, which was great. It's been ages since i ate ostrich and i had a taste last night and decided i must go to the big butchers and find some in Leeds or Huddersfield. I get quite a lot of ribbing from Sarah and her family over how rare i like my meat. Apparently good ostrich is only cooked for 45 seconds per side.
Most things are in hand for the wedding, though this is the last time I'm in Plymouth until the wedding now. Sarah is having a shoe crisis. She found "the" shoes a while ago, ordered them and now the shop is saying they aren't available. I think i get into trouble occasionally for not understanding how important shoes are. The dress fittings happen next weekend.
Away from life at the wedding things are good. I'm going through a couple of really touch situations at the moment at church, which make life interesting....and next Tuesday (as a birthday treat) I'm getting to do my first funeral. It's a lady who i never knew, but had links years ago to a local Baptist Church (since closed) and it's a challenge for me to know what to do really and what to say.
Anyway, I have another two days in Plymouth with Sarah (fly back to Leeds tomorrow evening) and then a day in York with Matthew and Margaret (my best man and family) which will be good. The 'stag do' is only a few weeks away. Matthew's organising that and I believe that people are descending on Huddersfield for it. Will the town cope.
On a sporting note the Giants (www.giantsrl.com) are having a mixed season. We've lost a few lately, and had a few let offs (let a 22-0 lead become 22-22 before scraping a win). I'm going to the Galpharm soon to see the Giants hopefully win. Lost against Hull at the weekend.
I'm off now to read Sarah's dissertation on The Institutionalisation of Shakespeare. Not sure i'll understand it.