I was hugged by God yesterday :-)
I had just finished my cup of tea at a local-ish garden centre and was on my way out when I was intrigued by this lady tapping an enormous urn. I looked at her and she looked at me, she was ringing the pot to check for cracks. The conversation flowed, both she and her husband are potters, we talked about the perils of making an income in the handmade market, shared about our concerns regarding the bombing of Syria and talked about the need for prayer. We hugged and shared Instagram details and it was only when she handed me her business card, I realised that I knew of her!! Geraldine and I are part of Pen's blogging network and Geraldine blogs over at the potter's house
Not one of my best photographs but that picture will be forever etched in my mind and heart.
Today's story is about our yearly jaunt for a holiday treat and a staggering trip down memory lane :-)
Dave had a dreaded welfare medical this morning but we had an answer to prayer and the assessor was a very understanding and knowledgeable Occupational Therapist. Once the meeting was over, we headed into town to purchase some items for our Advent Wreath and some gifts for family members. Our final stop was a well known coffee place for a gingerbread latte and a cinnamon swirl.
As much as we love our two youngest it is really great to have some head space and actually begin and finish a conversation without being interrupted! Our ponderings led us to conclude that the last time I was in town Christmas shopping was when I was pregnant with Pip seven years ago! And the last time Dave and I went Christmas shopping together was in 1993!!!! Chronic sickness and disability on my part meant that catalogue shopping and then latterly internet was the only way forward. As my health slowly improved, Dave at that point was once more working full time and so the present buying was pretty much my domain. Funny how time flies, eh?!!
This evening we managed to finally make our Advent Wreath. Pip and I made the wreath and Dave rolled the beeswax candles. I think it turned out pretty good and I'm looking forward to seeing it lit on Sunday :-)
The last candle in the making.
Aligning the wick.
On a roll ~ couldn't resist :-)
A Ta-Dah Moment!
Advent Blessings x