Posts from 2014 (page 1/2)

Well, that’s the end of the Christmas Cake, mince pies, and other festive fayre. Menu back to normal next week. (Fri Jan 03 08:17:50) CBeebies HD. Really? (Fri Jan 03 09:05:24) Bit of liturgical confusion at church this morning. One person thought Epiphany was today, another thought twelve night was tomorrow! (Sun Jan 05 21:30:49) […]

Well, 2014 was one heck of a year for us. I’m not too sad it’s over, to be honest. The two big hitters of the year were the death of my Mum back in April (and everything leading up to it, and following it), and being recommended for ordination training (again), but this time actually […]

Well, just 4 days left of 2014 – seems like a reasonable point at which to have a look back over the year, and in particular how I did against my “hit list” which I posted way back in January. Pocket Money – YES. System worked well. Climbing – Not so good. Only 6 climbs, […]

Just realised that I put the photos on my photo website, but never wrote the blog! This is my effort at the younger sons birthday cake this year. Pretty chuffed, to be honest. See bigger pictures at

Wow – life has got busy since I started my ordination training in September! The Yorkshire Ministry Course is really good – we’ve settled into a rhythm now, of Wednesdays and weekends, working our way through the New Testament and elements of Ministry and Mission. My fellow ordinands are awesome, and there are one or […]

Wed Jun 04 2014

After being inspired by a request from Alex Cann (‘im off Stray FM) to suggest colourful songs for a playlist for the St Michael’s hospice Colour Rush on the 20th June, I’ve got all excited and decided to blog it! Off the top of my head, we have a collection of singles: “Fergus Sings the […]

Sun Apr 27 2014

This morning I said goodbye to my Mum. After 2 years of fighting against a failing body, she has finally gone home. You have probably realised that my last post was about her, but it seemed right to keep that one anonymous. She didn’t have an easy ride in life, and more often than not […]

Wed Apr 23 2014

I had my first visit to an intensive care ward over the Easter weekend, visiting someone who was in there. I was struck by how serene it is, and – obviously I guess – high tech. Each bed is surrounded by machinery – syringe drivers, drip stands, ventilators, and banks of monitors showing vital signs, […]

Sun Mar 23 2014

My new phone does instagram really nicely, and I’m finding myself taking more and more photos from within instagram. In fact, most of this month’s “365” photos have been on my cameraphone. It’s actually quite nice to be removed from the technical quality constraints. My phone is never going to match the quality of my […]

Well, the exiting news from the household is that I have been recommended for ordination training in the Church of England! I have felt that God was calling me to ordained ministry for many years. It has been a long and, at times, quite difficult journey. The process of discernment is long and thorough, and […]