Monday, 4 February 2013



I have been meaning to change the appearance of the blog for a while now and have only just got round to it what with one thing and another. I changed it for a couple of reasons. One is that I really wanted the writing to be on white background (have had a couple of requests) Also I have lost the sidebar with the Reading/Watched posts. This is mainly because I often want to say more than the couple of lines I have there lets me so, I will pull this feature into the main body of the blog. Anyway, we will see how it goes.
It has all been a bit weird here because HOH is on nights and that seems to mean that everyone is a bit out of sync. It is really odd to wave him off at 8.30 pm when everyone is just settling down for the evening. Still nearly done now. I always think that when HOH is on nights, I will get loads done because it's just me (FOW 2 retires to bedroom to watch obscure films, then Facebook message everybody in the world seemingly and pretend to do homework.) but tonight  have been faffing with this blog half the night.
Had a day's leave today and was a bit disappointed that new Archbishop of Canterbury's thingy service  - where he gets sworn in I think - was not on TV live. You would think that it would be wouldn't you. I'm not C of E myself as you know but he seems a decent sort of bloke and needs a lot of praying for. I mean you wouldn't be him for all the tea in China would you? He hardly made the news tonight as well because of some politician with the moral fibre of a mollusk who seems to have bullied his wife into lying for him about his driving habits. So what was it that made him think that the rules didn't apply to him? Does my head in.
Still, I did a bit more writing which is scientifically a good thing.
Was very taken by something I came across in a re-read of M Scott Peck's The Road Less Traveled  This is one of the few self help books I have read that doesn't leaving me wanting to trap my head in a door. Anyway, he was talking about time management. He said that people with decent levels of self esteem are better at using their time profitably because they feel that they are valuable, therefore their time is valuable and they use it accordingly. Using that yardstick, Christians should be acey-pacey time managers. We believe in a God who proved how valuable he thought we were. These are "interesting" times. Do we act as if our time is a valuable gift? It's just meant to make you think that's all - not feel guilty. Trust me, people in glass houses etc.
We went to see Lincoln this week.I know there is a lot of talk about Daniel Day Lewis' performance and quite right too. (Although, as Sasha Baron Cohen said at the Golden Globes "Big Deal. Anyone can grow a beard.") However, I thought it was one of the best films I had seen in ages. Sort of like West Wing in frock coats. What a man. What a mission. Ex-flippin-trordinary.
Do not think that I will be bothering with Denzel Washington in Flight. I am a nervous flyer at the best of times. If, I were on a plane that Denzel was trying to save by TURNING IT UPSIDE DOWN I would be shouting "Don't bother for me Denzel because I will have died  long before you turned the plane over. You will find me hanging from my seat-belt - dead and  covered in poo. (Sorry - unacceptable) Am trying to be more ladylike of speech really I am. I am failing miserably. On Sunday, found myself saying to Pastor after the meeting the he was quote "Really nailing it at the moment." It was meant to be a compliment about his preaching. (We are doing Genesis. It is like it has got my name on it.) HOH stepped in and explained this to slightly scared looking minister and he seemed to be ok. Still am working on lady-likeness. Feel it's probably best.



  1. Iwent to see Lincoln to with Sam really enjoyed it too. Good blog Les xx Pat

  2. when you get the 'lady-like-ness' thing sorted, please pass some tips in this direction. Unlike your Pastor's OH, the one here is still struggling with personifying the concept.

    hoping to see Lincoln, heard its Very Good from a number of people.

    agree with you about imbalance of news - all that Huhne and so little Welby.

    blessings x

    1. Apparently thee is an Archbishop interview but it keeps getting bumped off the news by other "more urgent" events. Possibly the fact that it's snowing? Arrrgh!!

  3. The new Archbish (see we Anglicans can be funky)certainly needs prayers.
    I share my birthday with Abe,but I won't be going to the theatre any time soon.
    Jane x

    1. I agree. I know lots of funky Anglicans. In fact I suspect this new Archbishop may be borderline funky :)

  4. You may have inspired me to go and see Lincoln.

    Your blog is looking fab.

    And, er, those dogs are . . . ?

    1. I know you like good writing and Lincoln is wordy and heavy in a good way. Also full of emotion, I cried during the vote scene.

  5. You write funny. I like that.

  6. Great blog, Lesley... might have to get myself off to see Lincoln. It didn't get very good reviews, but perhaps it might be worth the cost and effort? (Will have to drag my other half, tho!). LURVE the pic of the cute dog! :-) Is he/she yours? How did you get him/her to do that for the camera?!
    Also find intriguing the premise that we are valuable to God therefore our time is valuable too. Need to remind myself of that when I'm folding laundry and washing dishes!
    Nice to meet you on the ACW page.
    Janet (

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