Hmmm, I’m a bit exhausted after this weekend! It was pretty busy for most of it – although very enjoyable! On Saturday we spent quite a bit of time in the kitchen as one of Phil’s work colleagues and boyfriend were coming round for dinner, and we were preparing all the food. It was worthwhile though, we had a good evening and all the food went down well.
On Sunday we went to church in the morning, where Mike preached a very helpful sermon on communion (this will be available to listen to on the Fordham Website later — we were out most of yesterday so I didn’t get a chance to upload it then).
Afterwards we went to a sort of student lunch at Simon and Lara’s house in Wivenhoe. We had slow roasted pork (apparently one of Nigella’s recipes – it needs to roast for 24 hours) which was delicious, and it was good to chat to a few of the Essex Uni people who come to Fordham.
We spent most of the afternoon chatting there, and didn’t get back home until about 5:00! We just had time to do a bit of washing up (left over from the previous evening) before going to the last of the lent services at St Albright’s. It was on “I Am the True Vine”, and I found it quite helpful – although unfortunately I missed some of it because I was a little bit tired!
Afterwards we headed into Wivenhoe for Matthew’s birthday party. We had a very nice ploughman’s for tea, followed by a quiz (food for the mind?!) about Devon and then some birthday cake. All in all, the day was rather packed but good fun – I’m just glad that we only have four days at work this week!