Rest…

After a short but hectic jaunt to London, I was ready to rest today. I slept for 10 hours straight (hardly ever happens) last night – still can’t quite believe it!

So the picture today is: 

Yes – a wee rest on the sofa, cup of coffee and a cuddle with the cat.
#LentenSnapshots2017

Catching up 2…

More pictures from London – still catching up:

March 30th: “struggle”

IMG_2956

The ongoing struggle between democracy and security, so recently and tragically illustrated in London.

March 31st: “relief”

IMG_2967.JPGThe relief of sitting down for a moment (Palace of Westminster)

April 1st: “Meditate”

IMG_2951

Back to the Greenwich Naval College – where we stopped for a moment to mediate in the chapel.

#LentenSnapshots2017

Catching up..

I have got a bit behind with the lent photographs! So this is the first catch up post, with pictures from our recent trip to London to visit our daughter.

March 27th: “underneath”:

 

IMG_2970

(Palace of Westminster)

March 28th: “hidden”

IMG_2952

(Spot the husband at Greenwich Naval College)

March 29th: “adventure”

IMG_2977

(Braving the crowds at Camden Market.)

#LentenSnapshots2017

Protect…

Last October, we were burgled. Sadly the things that were taken were all of great sentimental rather than monitory value, things with memories attached. The burglars weren’t interested in “stuff” – just money (there was none of that lying around!) and jewellery that could be easily melted down for cash. Consequently we now use our burglar alarm and we have many more of these on gates and garage.

IMG_2919

#LentenSnapshot2017

Light…

Today’s picture was taken last October when we were in Spain.

This  light was above the patio outside the wee cottage we were renting in Andalusia. We sat out there every night, enjoying the peace, the food and (yes) the wine – all just a memory on this cold March morning. (Note the husband, planning the next day’s activities by the light of his Kindle – yes the wifi reached the patio 😎).


#LentenSnapshots2017

Water…

Word of the day (20) is water. Today’s picture is a memory, as it was taken last Easter, when we visited Chester Cathedral. 

In the Cloisters of Chester Cathedral there is an amazing garden, with a sculptural water feature by Stephen Broadbent.

The ‘Water of Life’ presents the life changing encounter between Jesus and the woman of Samaria (found in chapter four of John’s Gospel). The circular shape brings the two figures face to face, lending intensity and tenderness to the encounter. Water flows continually from the shared cup, over the hands and into the pool in the dish below, from where the sculpture is illuminated, through the water.

Around the dish are the words:- ‘Jesus said “the water that / I shall give will be an / inner spring always welling / up for eternal life.” (John 4:14).


#LentenSnapshots2017