My husband took the day off yesterday - we felt we needed an extra day after a busy week and strange emotionally draining weeks before that.
We went to our local City (Ok, most of you would not recognise it as a City but it has a Cathedral and it is the only one we have in our County) where there was a Art, Craft and Food Fayre. It was small so we sampled some local cheese, looked around and our youngest was interviewed for the local radio station. Her answer to the question 'What do you know about D-Day? was 'I haven't ever heard of D-Day.' - maybe not the great news article the reporter was hoping for. She is, however, only 6 and I do not think that they cover WWII in the National Curriculum at that age.
We decided to potter around the City in the sunshine and ended up in the grounds of the Cathedral for our lunch. Every Friday this Cathedral has lunch-time concerts so we ventured inside and listened to an Organ Recital. The girls managed nearly 30 minutes of listening before they went off to look at the Boar War Memorial at the back. It was a strange sight watching 2 young girls reading the names of the Soldiers who had died in a war fought a long time ago.
Today, is my husband's regular day off and we went for the walk we had been promising ourselves for a long time. We found a large hill, walked to the top of it and found a beautiful panoramic view which allowed us to see the Sea on both sides of the land. The path took us past old disused quarries, a war memorial, a trig point and a strange place called Preaching Pit where the brave Methodist Ministers of yore preached to the 'verocious' Tin Miners. The Tin Miners are no more and the Pit is used once a year at Pentecost.
On the way home we stopped at a local Farm and bought some locally made Clotted Cream, Scones and Jam and had a home-made Cream tea. It was extremely delicious and wonderfully fitting for the glorious sunshine today.
When the sun shines in our County it is easy to be convinced that we have been truly called here. That feeling of certainty is not quite so easy in the drizzle and wet but God is the same. He has a work for us to do that is not dependant on the weather as His light is what should gladden my heart.