Snooty or what?

Church News | Tuesday, 8 August 2017 |

By Joan

Sorry! but you can't eat my phone!

Sorry! but you can't eat my phone!

Well, the alpacas may have looked somewhat snooty but Revd Anne and Mike certainly weren’t being snooty when they opened up their lovely garden for us to enjoy afternoon tea on Sunday 6th August. We were very fortunate to have such good weather after having had a very dull, wet and windy week, so all was set for many of us to make our way down Mill Lane in Broomfield to be offered a seat in the garden with tea, coffee or a welcome glass of Prosecco, it was just delightful meeting up in such pleasant surroundings. Of course, we couldn’t sit too long without taking a walk down the garden to see first, the chickens, and then the snobby looking alpacas. Actually, they are quite delightful, apart from one who was desperately trying to eat my mobile phone while I was taking some pictures, or was he more interested in reading some of my text messages? Mmm! Not sure about that.

When we got back to our tables we were offered scones with butter and jam or we could partake of some very nice, tasty sandwiches. Anne, Carolyn and Julie did everything they could to make us all feel welcome and comfortable, it was a lovely afternoon indeed. Around 6.15pm, Mike started to arrange the chairs in a semi-circle ready for evening prayer that was to be held at 6.30pm as is usual on a Sunday. And so it was that a good 25-30 of us enjoyed a lovely outdoor service that had been especially put together for this special occasion. Revd Anne lead the service and in her short address she talked mainly about her lovely garden saying that even if the fig-trees don’t produce figs, the grapes don’t produce the amount of fruit we would like and the allotment crops don’t grow as well as the previous year we still need to thank God for all the wonderful things we do have.

It must have taken a lot of work and planning to make such a long afternoon and service go so well. Thank you Revd Anne and Mike for making us all feel so welcome at your lovely home…

We had a lovely afternoon.

We had a lovely afternoon.



| top | back | home |
Share |