Easter Week was a quiet week; I had services to take and people to visit but nothing too strenuous. Wednesday was our wedding anniversary and the girls had decided to cook us an 80’s themed meal. We had Cheese Fondue to start with, a main course of pressed tongue, beef wellington and smash, the puddings were semolina and artic roll, and it was great!
On Friday we headed for Glenlivet and a couple of days of walking and relaxing, we even managed a trip to Corgarff Castle,
then off to St Margaret’s Aberlour to lead the morning service and to inspect the work they have been doing on the grounds. The congregation were in a very jolly mood, it was good to see. We then drove over to Strathdon and joined friends for Sunday dinner, the weather was good and the Lecht looked stunning.
On Monday we headed home so that I could attend a meeting in the Highland Archive centre. The meeting had been called so that a number of local people and business and other interested parties could talk about the future uses of Inverness Castle, all very interesting.
Friday was a busy day; I drove over to Huntly to meet with members of the vestry and the architect and stonemason who are working on Christchurch. The work is progressing well and the new extension to the rear is nearly complete, it was down to the selection of kitchen units and such important matters. Rev Sarah and I then enjoyed a lovely lunch courtesy of Jim and Pippy at Auchanachie before I drove over to Elgin to meet with a prospective Lay Reader from the East of the Diocese. I met her in Johnston’s Mill Café and it was good to bump into so many old friends.
Saturday was a glorious day and I used it to try and shake off this dreadful chest infection I have had for weeks, the warm sun seemed to work wonders.
This week was a Cathedral week and I led the worship in the morning. It was good to see so many there, especially some old friends who had been absent for a while. The evening service took the form of Stations of the Resurrection with music from Taize and Iona, a good number of people turned up and enjoyed the story of the resurrection in word, image and song.