Harvest Sunday today. I’d do away with it, if it were left up to me. Some of you will be familiar with my love of all things rural – NOT! But some folk are terribly sentimental about ploughing fields and scattering and all that jazz. Of course nobody wants your week old neeps and fusty apples these days for Health & Safety reasons but people still like to bring something. This year we chose St Catharine’s Convent who do a great job feeding the homeless every day and collected tins of corned beef, tuna, sweetcorn and bags of sugar for them. It was a great success.
After the Family Service we shared a lunch and had an Auction of Talents. The bidding was high for Chose 5 hymns for a Sunday, and Have your Portrait Painted, or Have a Watercolour Painted. I successfully bid for a home-made card, home-made rolls to be baked for me, some computer help, and an afternoon out with AC. Looking forward to it! There are still some un-bid offers which are begging for a bid. Let me get back to you with the list!