Marie's May Article

26 Apr 18

May, 2018

Welcome Spring at last as the Blackthorn blossomed and the trees budded but not until half way through April; the rain calmed down just as the youngsters had to go back to school after half term.  However, we weathered the storm and can now look forward to sunshine.
As I see the price of coffee and tea rise, I remember when I was younger and coffee prices went really high.  A friend of mine came round and I asked her if she wanted tea or coffee. She said, “Are you still buying coffee at the price it is?”
  I explained that a jar of coffee lasted us a long time as we only had one cup a day, if that,  as we preferred tea.
I was looking at a really old book called, ‘The book of a thousand poems,’ which brought back for me memories of my childhood.  In those days music, especially singing, sewing and knitting, and nature study were all lessons at the middle school.  Then when I went to the Grammar School the girls had a lesson called ‘Domestic Science,’  The very first lesson was how to scrub a kitchen table.  Can you imagine that lesson being remotely relevant in this day and age?
  But in all these lessons we were taught discipline, patience and perseverance, and I know they say we shouldn’t live in the past but that is what makes us who we are.
There was a piece on T.V. about sleep, and whether you are a lark or an owl.   I am definitely a ‘lark’ as I can get up, get on with it and do everything that needs to be done but the drawback is that after lunch I flag.  Then after the evening meal I have to force myself to wash up and make a cup of tea which I don’t finish before I drop to sleep.  This is in the DNA of my family as we were sent to bed early and got up early.  Dave is an ‘owl’ but so were all his family as they stayed up late and slept very badly and he is now the same.  I prefer being a ‘lark’ as I love my sleep.
Robert Louis Stevenson, the author, wrote,
 ‘’Don’t judge each day by the harvest you reap but by the seeds that you plant.  You will later have the pleasure of seeing what your seeds will grow into.  So sow the seeds of friendship today without seeking anything in return, and enjoy an unexpected harvest.“              
Marie Cove

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We are now able to announce that the Rev. John Langlands will be joining us on the 3rd June 2018 details of arrangements will follow in due course. John's message is below Rev’d John & Frances Langlands For the past 9 years we...

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Rev. John Langlands will be starting his ministry in Ansley on 3rd June.   If you want to contact the church please do so via the web link or email. Alternatively please telephone one of the church wardens Margaret Antill 01827 874520 or Moreen Freestone 024 7638 1833  one of the deputies Diana Kealey 024 7639 5089 or Margaret Oliver 01455 822822 all will be happy to help in any way they can.