Monday, October 25

Lyme, Curry, Pizza, Chilli

I'm sorry that the rate of updates has slowed to once a week, but I do have a job, you know!

Had a really nice weekend with my parents who came to visit me. We spent Saturday at Lyme Park which is on the edge of Cheshire/Derbyshire and I understand it was used for some scenes in the BBC's recent production of Pride and Prejudice ... I've never watched this and never really cared that much, but some people might find it impressive. Allegedly the lake where Colin Firth's Darcy takes his "legendary dip" and the house exterior was filmed at the rather grand 'Lyme Hall'. But again this is only what I've been told ... I neither really know nor really care!

Anyway, the main point is that I had a really nice day with the folks at an old haunt of my childhood ... and the parents thoughtfully reminded me of the various tantrums I'd thrown around Lyme Park in protest of "another family walk!"

In the evening we ventured out onto Rusholme's legendary curry mile (which I live very close to!!!) and to another favourite venue, the Sangam restaurant. I hadn't been for 4 years but the food was still just as exquisite and the service excellent (very efficient, friendly and yet very patient staff! Amazing that they maintained the level of service when the place was heaving!) I had Tandoori chicken Korma with Egg Pilau rice - delicious! The complimentary poppadums and various accompanying sauces made for a great starter and we had a large jug of Mango lassi - a really nice sweet yoghurt drink! Great stuff ...

Mum & Dad then came to The Plant's Sunday@11 meeting the next day which was nice ... Good to have them there and I think nice for them to see the context I'm working in. Then we had pizza for lunch. Then we did our Food Hygiene Certificate exams to make sure we won't poison people whilst catering for meals for The Plant.

Today (Monday) I had a severe haircut, did a load of washing and hung it all up to dry, e-mailed some people, did some other stuff, had a surprise visit from my godparents and then went to the Monday@7 meeting of The Plant ... We had a few new people come which was cool, but a few regulars missing, so usual numbers! Oh and we had Chilli con carne for our meal (hence the title of this post!) I did a couple of songs on the guitar and we had a good talk from Hebrews 3:1-6 on how we must consider Jesus, and consider him above all else ... Challenging stuff!

And now I hope your insatiable appetite for news of my incredible life (?!) is satisfied and so until next time ...

Beware the herring. You know not what it has smoked.

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